If You Don’t Vote – The Republican War On Women – ‘Driving to an abortion clinic in Texas is really expensive’
‘Texas Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has said that for the people in huge swaths of the state that no longer have abortion clinics, accessing reproductive health care might be an “inconvenience,” but it’s a “manageable” one’.
‘In fact, it’s really, really expensive, especially for minimum or low-wage earners in the Panhandle, Rio Grande Valley, and western regions of the state’.
‘We found that it would cost $151.80 — approximately half a week of minimum wage work — to afford the 1,100-mile drive from the margins of Texas’.
‘Factoring in other expenses, and the fact that these wages are meant
to cover them, half a week’s work requires weeks and weeks of saving’.
‘The cost barriers necessarily put in place by measures such as HB 2 all but make it illegal to access an abortion for the poorest women in Texas’.
From : http://www.salon.com/2014/10/28/driving_to_an_abortion_clinic_in_texas_is_really_expensive/
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