CORE brief: Impacts of abortion restrictions on pregnant people, their partners, families, and communities

The UW-Madison Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE) released a brief outlining the impacts of abortion restrictions on pregnant peoples’ wellbeing, family and community health, economic health, and more.

Since the June 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion services have been nearly unavailable in Wisconsin, and restricted or banned in many other states as well. The CORE brief “Impacts of abortion restrictions on pregnant people, their partners, families, and communities” reviews past research on abortion restrictions to outline the possible effects of today’s restrictive abortion landscape, with a particular focus on individual health, impacts on partners/families, community and economic health, and the impacts of restrictions on other areas of medical care:

“Extensive evidence documents how abortion restrictions cause harm to individuals seeking care, families, communities, and the broader medical field by forcing people to remain pregnant. To ensure public health and well-being, medical ethics, and human rights, abortion must be legal, accessible, and affordable.”

Read the whole brief here.