Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty
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Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Morten Kjaerum and Amanda Lyons

This important Research Handbook explores the nexus between human rights, poverty and inequality as a critical lens for understanding and addressing key challenges of the coming decades, including the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Research Handbook starts from the premise that poverty is not solely an issue of minimum income and explores the profound ways that deprivation and distributive inequality of power and capability relate to economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.
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Chapter 26: Human rights and abortion access for people living in poverty: implications for the United States and globally

Risa E. Kaufman and Diana Kasdan

Abstract

This chapter examines the potential impact of human rights on constitutional and other national legal protections for reproductive rights of people living in poverty, using the United States as a point of inquiry._In the U.S., as elsewhere globally, poverty disproportionately impacts marginalized communities, including women and girls, people of color, immigrants, and people with disabilities. For people with marginalized identities, discrimination and poverty are often inter-related, threatening multiple rights at once and leaving them more vulnerable to poor reproductive health outcomes and violations of their reproductive rights._Yet, U.S. constitutional law offers limited protection for people living in poverty to access reproductive health care, particularly abortion. Using abortion access in the U.S. as a case study, this chapter seeks to identify opportunities for future research to evaluate where and how a human rights-based approach to litigation and supportive advocacy can advance a more holistic jurisprudential approach to reproductive rights.

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