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Yellen Says Abortion-Rights Rollback Puts US Economy at Risk

  • Treasury chief’s comments called ‘callous’ by GOP senator
  • Yellen says such a ruling would threaten women and children
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WATCH: Janet Yellen says the U.S. economy would suffer if the Supreme Court were to restrict abortion rights.Source: Bloomberg
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen entered one of the most politically charged US debates on Tuesday, saying the economy would suffer if the Supreme Court significantly limits women’s access to abortion.

Eliminating the right to access abortion services “would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades,” Yellen told lawmakers during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, responding to a question from Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey about the economic impact of an abortion ban.