Submission for the Record, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Senate Committee on the Budget; 2/28/2024
Hearing: “No Rights to Speak of: The Economic Harms of Restricting Reproductive Freedom” February 28, 2024

Reproductive health restrictions, abortion bans, and similar policies hurt women and families, hurt communities, and hurt state economies. Years of economic research underscore the lived reality that not only are abortion and contraception foundational for equality, freedom, and dignity, but they are also inextricably linked to economic well- being. IWPR’s research has demonstrated that these economic impacts are enduring and far-reaching, reverberating throughout entire state economies to the tune of billions of dollars lost. Click below to read our full submission for the record.