Study: Rate Of Unintended Pregnancies Among Poor Women On The Rise

As Republicans seek to eliminate funding for contraception, a new report from the Guttmacher institute finds that while “the rate of unintended pregnancies continues to decrease among wealthy or educated women, the rate among women who fall below the federal poverty line has climbed.” “At a minimum, however, we must ensure that all women, and particularly those who are most vulnerable, have access to the education and range of reproductive health services and counseling they need in order to plan the pregnancies they want and prevent the ones they don’t,” Guttmacher Institute President and CEO Sharon Camp said.