Magazine article Conscience

Index: Abortion Costs around the World

Magazine article Conscience

Index: Abortion Costs around the World

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ARGENTINA 2 months of childcare *

UNITED STATES

75% of the cost of books and supplies for 1 year of college

JAPAN

1 MONTH'S

RENT FOR A 1BR TOKYO APARTMENT

INDONESIA

more than 4 months of fruit and vegetables for a family of 3

POLAND

1-2 TIMES MONTHLY MINIMUM WAGE *

UGANDA

1 MONTH AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SALARY

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

more than 5 months of rice for a family of 4 *

FREE

DENMARK ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES

FRANCE ITALY NORWAY PORTUGAL

* Indicates clandestine procedure

Index: Abortion Costs around the World Citations from back cover

ARGENTINA

Based upon an average cost of $6,500 ARP for a clandestine procedure (1) and the monthly minimum wage for a nanny--$2,886.93 ARP. (2)

(1) Sian Herbert, "Argentina's Secret Killer Illegal Abortion," Guardian (UK), June 29, 2011.

(2) ElSalario.com.ar, "Salario Minimo del Personal Domestico," 2012.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Based upon a cost of $5,000 DOR for a clandestine procedure (3) and a monthly expenditure of $975.15 DOR on rice for a family of three. (4)

(3) NoticiasSin.com, "Abortos al Vapor por 5 Mil Pesos en Clinicas de Los Alcarrizos y Herrera," December 6, 2012.

(4) Worker's Rights Consortium, "Living Wage Analysis for the Dominican Republic," 2008.

INDONESIA

Based upon an average cost of Rp 1.2 million IDR for the procedure and a monthly cost of $26.31 USD (Rp 270,898 IDR) for fruits and vegetables for a family of three. (6)

(5) Guttmacher Institute, "In Brief: Abortion in Indonesia," 2008.

(6) Worker's Rights Consortium, "Sample Living Wage Estimates: Indonesia and El Salvador," 2005.

JAPAN

Based upon an average cost of [yen] 115,000JPY for abortion tip to 12 weeks (7) and an average rent of [yen] 137,500JPY for a one-bedroom apartment in Tokyo. …

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