Treasury Secretary Chimes In On The Current Abortion Debate

This past Tuesday morning, Janet Yellen, the current Treasury Secretary, made the claim that any restricting to the access to abortion for American women would have lasting, and great, damaging consequences on the economy of the nation.

Yellen chimed in to give her thoughts as part of her testimony to the Senate Banking Committee in regards to research about the relation of abortion access and income levels.

“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,” claimed Yellen, as stated in a report from Reuters.

“It makes clear that denying women access to abortion increases their odds of living in poverty or need for public assistance,” she went on to say.

Yellen also put emphasis on the ability of women to live an entirely fulfilling and satisfying life as her prime reason to stabilize abortion access.

“What we’re talking about is whether or not women will have the ability to regulate their reproductive situation in ways that will enable them to plan lives that are fulfilling and satisfying for them,” highlighted the treasury secretary.

Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican Senator, fired back at Yellen’s remarks throughout the entire hearing.

“Did you say ending the life of a child is good for the labor force participation rate?” he questioned.

“Framing it in the context of labor force participation is, it just feels calloused to me,” he went on to add. “Finding a way to have a debate around abortion in a meeting for the economic stability of our country is harsh, and I’m just surprised that we find ways to weave into every facet of our lives such an important and painful reality for so many people.”

The debate centered on abortion access has once again surged to the forefront in the wake of the leaked opinion draft from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that went public last week.

The draft from Alito seems to indicate a plan from the court to overturn Roe v. Wade and return all modified laws concerning abortion back to being handled by the individual state.

This leak has had the consequence of sparking a full-scale investigation into the illegal releasing of government documents from the nation’s highest court system.

Additionally, various abortion rights activist groups have been carrying out quite a few plans in the wake of the information going public. The most heinous of which was an attack that took place this past Sunday against Wisconsin Family Action, which is found in Madison, and included graffiti tagging and a large amount of structural damage.

As reported by the Daily Wire, “No one from the organization was in the building at the time of the attack, which included a Molotov cocktail that was thrown through a window and failed to ignite. Whoever was behind the attack set another fire nearby that burned part of a wall.”

It was also reported by local media outlets that the graffiti that was left on the side of the building stated, “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.”

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