The impact of state-level restrictions on abortion

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This research examines 23 different laws passed by state governments in an effort to restrict the number of abortions. It assesses both laws passed and laws actually enforced after the Supreme Court permitted states to restrict access to abortion in 1989. None of the policy actions by state governments has had a significant impact on the incidence of abortion from 1982 to 1992. Abortion rates continue to reflect past abortion rates, the number of abortion providers, whether the state funds abortions for Medicaid-eligible women, urbanism, and racial composition of the population. Recent restrictive policies have not affected these trends.

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Meier, K.J., Haider-Markel, D.P., Stanislawski, A.J. et al. The impact of state-level restrictions on abortion. Demography 33, 307–312 (1996). https://doi.org/10.2307/2061763

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Keywords

  • Parental Involvement
  • Abortion Rate
  • Abortion Service
  • Parental Notification
  • Family Planning Perspective