The Hidden Costs of Abortion


Waiting periods: Guttmacher Institute, State Policies in Brief: “Counseling and Waiting Periods for Abortion, as of October 1, 2015.”

Travel: Two one-way web-only tickets (AM and PM) on, except Houghton, MI to Milwaukee, WI via Indian Trails Bus.

Hotel and meals/incidentals: FY 2016 rates according to per diem rates on

Childcare: Childcare Aware of America, “2015 State Fact Sheets,” Average annual fees for full-time care of a 4-year-old child in a center (2014 rates) / 251 business days.

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