Abortion Bans

We are entering an era not just of unsafe abortions but of the widespread criminalization of pregnancy - Jia Tolentino

Abortion Bans
Abortion Bans

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What science tells us about abortion bans

Banning abortions isn’t the best way to stop abortions...

Research shows that the most effective way to lower the number of unintended and unwanted pregnancies is to increase easy access to effective contraception. Some countries, like several in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the most restrictive abortion laws also have higher abortion rates, likely because people there lack access to reproductive healthcare. One US study found that abortion rates can drop by more than 70 percent when free birth control is available. In many of the states looking to outlaw abortion, birth control is also difficult to access.

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 What science tells us about abortion bans

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