By Michael Ollove
More than a third of women of reproductive age say they have had at least one unplanned birth and more than half say that an unplanned birth would negatively impact their lives in multiple ways, according to a new survey.
The findings, reported Thursday by the Urban Institute, a public policy research organization, come at a time when Republican proposals to rewrite the Affordable Care Act and withhold federal funds from family planning groups that provide abortions are raising concerns among many women about continued access to contraception.
“Women’s concerns about the negative effects of unplanned births underscore the importance of access to reproductive health and family planning services,” the report concludes. [Read more…] about More than one in three US Women have at least unplanned birth, survey