Laws requiring admitting privileges don’t change how abortion patients who need hospital care receive it

Receiving an abortion enables women to take care of their existing children. Being able to delay having a child results in closer relationships between the mother and child and greater economic security

Legislation requiring providers to inform patients of the therapy are based on ideology, not medicine

Basic facts on abortion also rarely appear

Abortion restrictions that attempt to change women’s minds do not appear to do so

Interventions aimed at increasing women’s reproductive autonomy could have positive effects for reducing abortion stigma

Researchers need to consider unique anatomical and behavioral factors in tool development

Laws coerce viewing, with greater impact on women of color

With safety in mind, collaborative group aims to remove unnecessary restrictions

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