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Medicaid Restrictions on Abortion Leaves Millions of Latinas Without a "Choice"

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Abortion may be legal in the United States, but the federal government effectively blocks this choice for poor women according to a new report released by the Guttmacher Institute this week. A study shows that one in four poor women who face an unintended pregnancy would like to choose abortion but cannot do so due to Medicaid restrictions. Latinas are disproportionately impacted, meaning that when it comes to unplanned pregnancy, millions of Latinas are left without a “choice.”

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To read the full report “Restrictions on Medicaid Funding for Abortions: A Literature Review” released by the Guttmacher Institute, click here.