By Donovan Slack and Ella Lee

State restrictions on abortion already have resulted in 505,000 fewer women age 15 to 44 in the labor force, according to a study last year by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The institute estimated the country’s gross domestic product would be 0.5% larger without the state curbs. That impact would roughly double if Roe is overruled and half the states institute abortion bans as expected, the head of the institute, Nicole Mason, predicted.

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