By Eric Galatas
Thursday, September 16, 2021
LINCOLN, Neb. — Limiting women’s access to abortion and other reproductive health care can have a devastating impact on state economies.
According to new data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, restrictions on the books in Nebraska cost the state $1 billion annually in lost income, productivity and state revenues.
Andi Curry Grubb, Nebraska state director for Planned Parenthood North Central States, said women who cannot get care face economic challenges that can last a lifetime.
“Having access to safe and legal abortion, along with contraception and comprehensive sex education, all of those things together really allow people to better plan their futures and have control over their lives,” Grubb asserted.
Nationwide, abortion bans and other restrictions are estimated to cost $105 billion per year.