From Massachusetts now comes growing evidence that the quest for lower abortion rates, though, may not be at a standstill; and the key may be better insurance coverage. As the number of insured has gone up in Massachusetts, new state data show a corresponding decline in the number of abortions performed there since 2006.
Read more.[Image: Brian Fung, Data: Department of Public Health, U.S. Census Bureau]
This is an interesting statistic and I can understand it. Having a baby in a hospital can cost enough to bankrupt a person. My son (who was insured) said that the bills he saw would have made his first child’s birth cost $30K. A person without insurance simply would not be able to do that. I like this study… and I hope it’s true. I feel a woman should have a right to abortion … but I also know it is a very very difficult decision and often the woman is fraught with guilt and years of grief over it. Even an abortion that is wanted can do that…it’s odd but it can.
I think it would be wonderful if abortion wasn’t a financial decision.