Study: Most Ohioans received abortion care after 6 weeks

Prior to Ohio’s new six-week cutoff for legal abortions, about 9 in 10 people seeking care in Ohio had abortions later than the current law allows, new research suggests. In a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers from The Ohio State University found that 1 in 4 patients didn’t know they were pregnant before six weeks of gestation. Among those who did know they were pregnant before six weeks, 86% still had their abortions after the six-week mark.

Rutgers expert, author of “Abortion after Roe” available for comment on abortion decision

“Abortion is – and always has been – a key arena for contesting power relations between women and men.  While the decriminalization of abortion made the procedure legal and safe and helped women to gain access to education and careers,…

FSU expert on social movements lends insight on public protests over Roe v. Wade

By: Pete Reinwald | Published: June 24, 2022 | 2:31 pm | SHARE: Deana Rohlinger, a Florida State University professor of sociology and an expert on political participation and social movements, said she expects mass protests stemming from Friday’s news that the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that gave women a right to choose an abortion before fetal viability.

GW Experts Available to Comment on the Supreme Court Abortion Decision

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2022) —The Supreme Court has overturned the 50-year-old precedent in Roe v. Wade access to abortion. The high court released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Friday morning. The George Washington University has experts…

Study shows family medicine physicians face many barriers to providing medical abortions

A study by UC Davis and UC San Francisco identified multiple barriers that family physicians navigate to provide abortion services to their patients. The barriers include lack of physician training and federal, state and institutional restrictions on providing medication abortion.

Without Roe v. Wade, millions will travel farther for abortion care

The median distance to a clinic would increase from 40 miles to 113.5 miles. State-level legislation “abortion care deserts” that will disproportionally effect women of color and the impoverished. Large swathes of the country would experience a 100-fold increase in distance to care, particularly in the South, Midwest and Intermountain West.

Texas threat to revisit SCOTUS case could be ‘catastrophic’

In the aftermath of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas Governor Greg Abbott discussed revisiting the 1982 Supreme Court ruling Plyler v. Doe requiring states to provide education to undocumented children.  Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer,…

Supreme Court leaked abortion draft: U-M experts can comment on political, health effects

The U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged a leaked draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 court decision that granted federal protection of abortion rights. The University of Michigan has experts who can weigh in on the potential decision, which is expected to be formally announced before the term ends this summer.

Policy and Supreme Court experts available to speak on leaked opinion that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 3, 2022) — Last night the news organization Politico reported on a leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision in the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. While the final opinion, expected this summer, could…

George Washington University professors are available to discuss the Court’s apparent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade from multiple angles

Lara Brown is the director of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. She can discuss how the Supreme Court’s decision could impact the 2022 and 2024 elections and the Biden administration’s response to the Court’s ruling. Casey Burgat is an…

For comment on restrictive abortion laws: Natali Valdez, author of Weighing the Future: Race, Science, and Pregnancy Trials in the Postgenomic Era

As the court battle over the abortion law in Texas continues, Wellesley College women and gender studies professor Natali Valdez is available for comment on how the situation in Texas reveals how unconstitutional restrictions on individual liberties are permitted, promoted, and…

UT/TT Poll: Texans’ Views on Vaccines, Leadership, Legislation and the Future

The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll showed significant differences along party lines on Texans’ attitudes about COVID-19 vaccines: 79% of Democrats report being vaccinated, compared with 47% of Republicans. And about a quarter of Texans (24%) say they are not planning on getting a vaccine.

Stakes could not be higher in Supreme Court abortion case, religion and politics expert says

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on March 4 in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, a case challenging Louisiana’s law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Every abortion case that reaches the Supreme Court has high stakes, but Marie Griffith, director of the John C.