Higgins, Green publish editorial in Wisconsin State Journal

UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity and Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, and associate professor Tiffany Green, PhD, co-authored an article in the Wisconsin State Journal.

In “Dobbs forced at least 1,500 unintended births, causing harm to Wisconsin communities”, Higgins and Green cite a nationwide study documenting the effect of the Dobbs decision on fertility rates in the first half of 2023. They then outline the impacts of limits to abortion access:

“Why does this matter? It matters because science tells us that individuals, families and communities are harmed in many ways by restricting people's ability to access abortion. One major harm is an increase in pregnancy-related mortality.”

Read the whole article here.