Analysis Suggests 2021 Texas Abortion Ban Resulted in Nearly 9,800 Extra Live Births in State In Year After Law Went Into Effect

In a peer-reviewed research letter published online today in JAMA, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health estimate that a Texas abortion ban that went into effect in September 2021 was associated with 9,799 additional live births in the state between April and December 2022.

Bloomberg School Experts on Anniversary of Dobbs Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Two reproductive health and legal experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are available for comment about the upcoming one-year anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (June 24), which overturned the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark…

Both medication-based and procedural first-trimester abortions safe and effective, with slightly more complications reported with medicated-based abortion

A cohort study of 39,000 women found that both medication-induced abortions and procedural abortions are safe and effective, with adverse events occurring in fewer than 4 in 1000 procedures. Complications were slightly more common among women having medication-based abortions. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Americans Would Rather Harm Their Own Political Cause than Help an Opposing One

Both Democrats and Republicans would rather take away funding from their political party than give money to the other party, reveals a new University of California San Diego Rady School of Management study. The research also assesses people’s preferences regarding two other contentious issues—gun rights and reproductive rights—and finds the same result: people would rather hurt the cause they believe in than support one they oppose.

Youngest Girls Who Get Pregnant Have Highest Risk of Poor Outcomes, Study Finds

Pregnant teens in the U.S. have long been known to face increased health risks and pregnancy complications, but a new study for the first time finds that girls ages 13 or younger who get pregnant face even greater risks. These very young girls are significantly more likely to experience preterm birth, cesarean delivery, and admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) compared to older pregnant teens.

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.