Gina Raimondo Warns of the Negative Affects on the Economy due to the Loss of Reproductive Rights
The Commerce Secretary went as far as to say dwindling reproductive rights are "single-biggest issues" for economy...
Gina Raimondo, the United States Commerce Secretary, explained why women’s access to participating in the workforce will negatively impact the future economy. She still outlined her belief of not being too worried about the overall health of the economy.
“If you're serious about the labor shortage, lean into making sure women can fully participate.”
Gina Raimondo began.
The economy has been receiving win after win, most recently, the job market has been performing exceptionally as the economy becomes stronger and unemployment numbers shrink. Gina Raimondo stated that even as the economy grows stronger over the months, the misunderstanding and mishandling of reproductive health will hurt the economy in the long run.
“Reproductive health is on everybody's mind. That's going to hurt the economy. You talk about the single-biggest issue, look at workforce participation of women without a college degree.
We have to be there for these women to get child care. You know, child care, health care, skills … train these women so that they're able to get jobs that are available today and be providing members of the workforce.”
Not only has the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade nearly three weeks ago now, but states were waiting on the ruling to enact so-called trigger laws which outlawed abortion access. Many states, such as Pennsylvania, continue to make pushes to make it state law that abortions are illegal. This has led many economists to question how forced labor will negatively affect the economy in the grand scheme of things.