Past Event


Regressing Opportunity

The Economic Consequences of Overturning Roe v. Wade

WEST HOLLYWOOD-CA-MAY 3, 2022: Karen Eyres, President of Hollywood NOW, at left, shows support for reproduction rights as West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Sepi Shyne speaks at a news conference in response to a leaked draft of the Supreme Court's opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, at City Hall in West Hollywood on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Christina House / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Abortion legalization in the United States has had a positive effect on women’s advancements and gender justice, from educational attainment to labor force participation. In fact, studies have shown that being denied an abortion increases household poverty, lowers a woman’s credit score, increases their debt burden, and increases the number of their negative public financial records, such as bankruptcies and evictions. It is also clear that these costs are not only felt by women but also ripple across our economy.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion that will examine the myriad implications that overturning Roe v. Wade would bring for women and their families, while also pushing for possible policy solutions to ensure that the nearly 50 years of progress that occurred under Roe are not regressed.

Panelists:
Dr. Diana Greene Foster, Lead Researcher of The Turnaway Study, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Sharita Gruberg, Vice President for Economic Justice, National Partnership for Women and Families

Moderator:
Dr. Tracy Weitz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress