More research is needed to understand why some policies have opposite effects for White women and Black women

About 1 in 4 pregnant women eligible for Medicaid who would have had an abortion give birth instead

Women who are denied abortions are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing poor health

Women reported that telemedicine reduced their financial burden, distance traveled and time spent seeking abortion care

These policies result in thousands of low birthweight and preterm births and cost millions of dollars annually

Most policies are not associated with alcohol use during pregnancy

Our latest issue brief examines publications associated with the experimental and unproven treatment

Efforts by CPCs to stigmatize abortion sometimes succeed, sometimes are misrecognized, and sometimes fail

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Kohn JE, Snow JL, Simons HR, Seymour JW, Thompson TA, Grossman D Medication Abortion Provided Through Telemedicine in Four U.S. States. July 2019. Obstetrics & Gynecology, [ePub ahead of print].
Grossman D Expanding Access to Short-Acting Hormonal Contraceptive Methods in the United States. July 2019. JAMA Internal Medicine, [ePub ahead of print].
Woodruff K, Roberts SCM “Alcohol During Pregnancy? Nobody Does That Anymore”: State Legislators’ Use of Evidence in Making Policy on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy. June 2019. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 80(3):380–388.
Roberts SCM, Berglas NF, Subbaraman MS, Mericle AA, Thomas S, Kerr WC Racial differences in the relationship between alcohol/pregnancy policies and birth outcomes and prenatal care utilization: A legal epidemiology study. June 2019. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 201:244-252.

Banner photos: Clinician and patient photo ©  iStock/monkeybusinessimages; Mentor award group image © Michael Rubottom Photography; Ultrasound image © zilli/; Preventing pregnancy image © Image Point Fr/

Research category photos: Abortion section photo © Can Stock Photo Inc. / Mark Adams, Rocketclips. Contraception photo © Cindy Chew for ANSIRH. Culture image part of an infographic designed for ANSIRH by Jessica Harrington, with art direction by Kate Giambrone and Julianna Johnson. International photo courtesy Stew and Vee Carrington via Creative Commons license. Policy photo courtesy of Heather Ault (modified and cropped). Turnaway photo © Jana Carrey for ANSIRH.

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