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Women’s Awareness of Abortion Laws in Louisiana

The likelihood of women filing a lawsuit challenging laws that restrict abortion depends in part on whether they are aware of the restrictive laws. Research shows that most women seeking abortion care do not know about the laws that impact their ability to obtain an abortion, and can sometimes prevent them from obtaining an abortion. Our study suggests that these findings apply to Louisiana women as well. This lack of knowledge about restrictive laws may hinder a woman’s ability to file lawsuits challenging these laws.

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The likelihood of women filing a lawsuit challenging laws that restrict abortion depends in part on whether they are aware of the restrictive laws. Research shows that most women seeking abortion care do not know about the laws that impact their ability to obtain an abortion, and can sometimes prevent them from obtaining an abortion. Our study suggests that these findings apply to Louisiana women as well.