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Table 1 Houston Area Survey sample characteristics by year. As state legislatures in Texas and across the US make it increasingly difficult for women to access abortion and facilities to provide it, public support for legal abortion has grown.

A woman who is normally very decisive but who is having difficulty with the abortion decision may be inclined to report difficulty in all decisions. Disclaimer The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Guttmacher Institute. Importantly, analyses account for partisanship in order to determine if there were actual, robust shifts in abortion attitudes relative to restrictive legislation, as opposed to the long-term evolution of ideologies that has resulted in a more divided American public.

However, research suggests that women seeking abortions prefer approaches that take into account their individualized circumstances. Less is known about whether that political activity has extended to public opinion on abortion in Texas, especially in the national context of increasing partisanship. Yet, Millennials, the generation born afterare among the most supportive of the right to safe abortion care.

As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript. The authors thank the executive director and director of counseling of the participating clinic for sharing the data from the needs assessment forms and their interpretations, and the clinic staff members who abstracted the data.


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We examine how confidence in decision making varies by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of women and pregnancy-related attributes. This study takes advantage of a unique dataset, the Houston Area Survey HASto track changes in public opinion about the legality of abortion before and after both the and legislation in Texas. Statecwnter Funding of Abortion Under Medicaid.

Despite legal and cultural barriers, hundreds of thousands of women seek out abortion care each year, with young women, low-income women, and women of color most strongly affected by restrictions. Inaccurate information that some crisis pregnancy centers disseminate about the need for, or availability of, abortion appears to be aimed at delaying or spiboal with women’s access to services.

State Laws and Policies

ITCV calculations, though, supported the robustness of the effect of the legislation on abortion attitudes. Marcell AV et al.

Instead, women may benefit more from interactions with trained staff stateceenter can assess and respond to their individual spkb_oal. An estimated 2,—4, centers currently operate in the United States.

From a public health perspective, as others have also noted, the failure to take advantage of this window is a crucial missed opportunity. Skip to main content. Cheng D et al.

Laws affecting reproductive health and rights: Since the Supreme Court handed down its decisions in Roe v. Understanding whether certain women are at risk of low confidence in their abortion decision is useful for providing client-centered care and allocating counseling time to women with the greatest needs.

Collectively, these practices jeopardize the health of women and their children, and a public health response is warranted. The total number of fetal anomalies was less than a separate clinic inventory of guttmscher anomalies cases for CONTEXT Various restrictions on abortion have been imposed under the pretense that women may be uninformed, undecided or coerced in orrg to their decision to terminate a pregnancy.


Between andrestrictions were enacted, compared to in the prior decade [ 1 ].

United States: Abortion Law — Women on Waves

The author thanks Rebecca J. Overview of State Abortion Law page 2 of 2. If they find sufficient evidence of a deceptive practice, they can commence a prosecution to halt it. Many clinics are regularly visited by protestors; politicians and other public figures routinely condemn abortion as murder; and many religions forbid abortion. The form was written by Anne Baker and was based on a needs assessment tool created by Charlotte Taft—both nationally known experts in abortion counseling.

Skip to main content. Religion and politics in the United States.

Change Over Time in Attitudes About Abortion Laws Relative to Recent Restrictions in Texas

During the study year, 4, abortions were sought by women who tuttmacher believing in God or a higher power. All women seeking an abortion at the facility are asked to complete a precounseling needs assessment form along with other intake forms at the time they present for care.

Table 2 displays frequencies of focal study variables in the, and surveys. The enforcement of these statecdnter requires state attorneys general to investigate the practices of particular service providers. Data from this study suggest that such assumptions are not accurate. Impact of clinic closures on women obtaining abortion services after implementation of a restrictive law in Texas.