The Turnaway Study examined how abortion denial affected a woman’s children. We found that when women have control over the timing of having children, their children benefit. The economic wellbeing and development of existing children is negatively impacted when mothers are denied abortion, and children born later to women who are able to get an abortion experience more economic security and better maternal bonding than the children born because a woman was denied an abortion.
The Turnaway Study examined how abortion denial affected a woman’s children. These are the first studies to examine the effect of abortion access on a woman’s existing and future children in the U.S.