Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it could be catastrophic for the U.S. economy.
“I believe that eliminating the rights of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades,” Yellen said at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday.
Yellen alleged research has shown that access to abortion allowed women to enjoy “fulfilling and satisfying” lives and decreased their odds of living in poverty or on public assistance.
“It enabled many women to finish school,” Yellen said of Roe v. Wade. “That increased their earning potential. It allowed women to plan and balance their families and careers. And research also shows that it had a favorable impact on the well-being and earnings of children.”
Kendall & Casey called Yellen’s comments a grotesque rationalization for abortion. Click below to listen.