June 13, 2011
(link to full size infographic)
Today Third Wave released our report on abortion access and economic justice in the United States, along with an infographic detailing what it really takes to get an abortion.
Jos Truitt at Feministing writes:
The data paints a picture similar to what I learned working on a different abortion fund and what I hear from folks who work on funds. This is intersectionality not as theory but lived reality, a snapshot of how multiple systems of oppression work together to keep people from accessing the health care they need. And it shows what many of us in the movement for abortion access keep saying: legal abortion means very little to many people when extreme barriers to access stand in their way.
This report draws on data from our Emergency Abortion Fund (EAF). Since 1998, Third Wave has sought to prevent economic injustice from determining the reproductive outcomes of young people, particularly for young people of color and low-income young people. Third Wave Foundation believes that reproductive rights, including one’s right to choose to give birth or not, often comes down to a question of access, particularly for groups that are marginalized, underserved, and under-resourced.
Written by: Third Wave Foundation