If this young girl had been wealthy, regardless of the laws in her particular jurisdiction, she would have been able to access a safe abortion: she would fly somewhere in the world that gave them legally, or seek them illegally on the black market. Furthermore, those of limited means are more likely to need to exercise their reproductive rights. The rich will never have to worry about feeding their infant or going hungry. Wealthy people have better access to child care and other services that make having a child less of a burden also.
The fact is, reproductive rights are yet another thing that disproportionately impacts the poor – and efforts to remove them constitute little more than a continuing effort to remove rights from the poor that rich will have simply because of their ...Show more