Analysis shows that for many young women abortion ties into economic issues


A recent analysis by Ms. magazine in their digital edition highlights poll findings show that for many young women abortion ties into economic issues: financial security, schooling and jobs. See: Abortion Bans Are Already Affecting Young Women’s Personal and Professional Plans. Ms. Magazine (

The survey found that a significant portion of young women are already making plans about where they are willing to live and work based on whether abortion is protected or banned in states, according to new Ms. magazine and Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) polling by Lake Research Partners across the nine battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

  • Over half (53 percent) have had their future plans impacted in some way: 44 percent have either considered moving or are making plans to move to a state where abortion is protected; 10 percent already have declined a job in a state where abortions are banned.

Young women voters (ages 18 – 29) of all political leanings—and the people close to them—are taking actions to control their reproductive lives, regardless of where they live, such as purchasing or obtaining long-acting birth control, the morning after pill and abortion pills. Taking these actions in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade crosses party lines for young women.

  • A third of young women Republicans have procured long-acting birth control (33 percent), and a quarter (25 percent) have purchased the morning-after pill.
  • Three quarters (75 percent) of young women Democrats have taken some sort of action.
  • Shockingly, 10 percent say they or someone close to them, or their partner or the partner of someone close to them, already have received sterilization services in response to the Court’s decision.

Over half (55 percent) of young women voters in battleground states say abortion and women’s rights combined are the top issues that will determine their votes.

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Denice Zeck