Four Studies to Help You Make Sense of a Post-Roe World
By The RESEARCH COUNCIL
June 28, 2022
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a historic moment for our country and U.S. health policy. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll bring you stories and research to help you understand the implications of this ruling.
Today, we’re highlighting a handful of studies on abortion selected by members of our Research Council:
- Trends In Self-Pay Charges And Insurance Acceptance For Abortion In The United States, 2017–20 (Ushma D. Upadhyay et al., Health Affairs, April 2022)
- The Economic Consequences of Being Denied an Abortion (Sarah Miller et al., NBER, January 2022)
- Factors Associated with Successful Implementation of Telehealth Abortion in 4 United States Clinical Practice Settings (Emily M.Godfrey et al., Contraception, July 2021)
- How Far Is Too Far? New Evidence on Abortion Clinic Closures, Access, and Abortions (Jason M. Lindo et al., NBER, August 2018)
If you’re looking for more research, our Research Council also recommends the “friend of the court” brief filed by 154 economists in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which cites numerous additional studies on abortion.
And this recent Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine pulls on interviews with 25 clinicians and 20 patients in Texas about the impact of that state’s latest restrictive abortion law.