Poverty remains growing social injustice

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Re "Anti-abortion steps needed" (Letters, Jan. 10): In response to many opinions that abortion remains the greatest social injustice, I would like to present some issues that people need to be concerned about. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 48.8 million people lived in poverty in 2012, which represents 15.9 percent of the population. More than 16 million children live in poverty today. Sixty-five percent of children from foster care end up homeless. Poverty rose 16 percent among children between 2005 and 2010. Where is the concern about the social injustice that exists for children living now and suffering today?

-- Ellen Robinson, Sacramento

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