Janet Yellen warns that repealing abortion would hit the US economy hard

override the women’s right americans to abort would have high economic costs, reduce their income and push more children into poverty, the Treasury secretary said Tuesday. USA, Janet Yellen.

“I think taking away women’s right to make decisions about when and if they want to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades,” Yellen said during a Senate hearing in Washington.

Access to health care, including abortion, “helped increase participation in the labor force. She allowed many women to finish school. That increased your earning potential. It allowed women to plan and balance their families,” she alleged.

Yellen said the move would have lasting effects on children, especially those born to low-income women, who would be more likely to “grow up poor and worsen” their situation.

A few days ago, a draft of the final decision of the United States Supreme Court in which she seemed determined to annul the ruling “Roe v. Wade” that legalized abortion in 1973. Later, some magistrates argued that it was not a final resolution and that it was still under evaluation.

The high court is dominated by conservatives placed especially during the previous government of the Republican donald trump (2017-2021).

Abortion is one of the issues that has generated the most divisions and controversy in recent years in the United States. But according to a survey released Friday by the Pew Research Center61% of Americans believe that abortion should remain legal in all or most cases.

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