By Alicia Adamczyk
Beyond the impact overturning Roe will have on individual women’s finances, abortion restrictions will cost the U.S. economy, to the tune of about $105 billion annually, a 2021 report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) found. This is the result of reduced earnings, increased job turnover, and time out of the labor force.
The effects won’t be uniform across the country; some states will fare worse than others due to their abortion restrictions. The IWPR estimates that that Mississippi alone could face over $1 billion in economic losses due to abortion restrictions.