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MarketWatch, Oct. 4, 2019

Nearly half of women who have abortions live below the federal poverty level



Despite the costs and concentration among low-income women, abortion is “probably the least expensive, biggest-bang-for-your buck procedure available in medicine” compared to many other medical procedures, said Sara Imershein, an obstetrician and gynecologist who provides abortions in Falls Church, Va.

“This is not a big money-making endeavor,” said Imershein, who sits on the board of the abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation. “Both the Planned Parenthood [clinics] and the independent clinics are here to serve the women who need abortion services, not to line their pockets.”


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