On June 24th, 2022, the United States Supreme Court landmark ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned Roe v. Wade and eliminated federal protection for abortion care. This decision has led to significant state restrictions and bans on abortion healthcare, and its impact is being felt by thousands of people and families nationwide. The #WeCount Project seeks to understand these shifts in how and where people obtain abortion care before and after the Supreme Court decision using data received from abortion providers across the United States.
#WeCount is a project of the Society of Family Planning and led by a research steering committee that is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of researchers. ANSIRH core faculty member, Dr. Ushma Upadhyay is co-chair of the steering committee.
- #WeCount is collaborating with abortion providers across the country to gather data on the monthly number of abortions to develop estimates for all U.S. States.
- During this period of rapid change and disruption, the study team is collecting data on the number of abortions provided each month, in each state between April 2022 and March 2023.
These data serve as an important resource for policy makers, advocates, researchers, health care professionals, the media, and others to inform policy and the future of abortion care.
To view the full #WeCount report, click here.