Losing abortion rights would have 'damaging effects' on economy -Yellen

STORY: Yellen said in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee that research has shown that denying women access to abortions increases their odds of living in poverty or on public assistance.

"I believe that eliminating the rights of women to make decisions about women, whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades," Yellen said in answer to a question on the topic during a Senate hearing, a week after the leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that would strike down a constitutional right to abortion.

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