Ellen Chesler is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where she focuses on women’s rights and reproductive health in the U.S. and abroad. She recently published an essay collection Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world.

Poverty shapes the lives of an increasing number of American women and their families and has many consequences,including high rates of unintended pregnancy. Conservatives, eager to further dismantle federal programs and defeat the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), have recently rekindled the idea that marriage promotion will reverse rising rates of poverty, unintended pregnancy, and single parenthood. To

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