Poverty Burdens Amicus Brief
Amici are the National Health Law Program and the National Network of Abortion Funds.
The brief argues that Act 620 will have a particularly harmful impact on vulnerable populations. Low-income pregnant people are more likely to need abortion care and less likely to be able to afford the service once access is decimated.
Low-income people of color, LGBTQ people, and people experiencing intimate partners violence will be disproportionately impacted by the increased travel distances that Act 620 will impose by closing clinics.
Act 620 will exacerbate the steep financial hurdles to accessing abortion that already exist, including bans on insurance coverage that force people to pay out-of-pocket, and low-income people who cannot meet the costs will be forced to carry to term with resulting severe harms to their health, security, and well-being.