Social Science Researchers Amicus Brief

12.02.19

Primary Content
  • Amici are social science researchers who have collectively spent decades conducting and publishing research about the safety, incidence, and impacts of state regulation on abortion access in the United States.

  • These signers present research that abortion is a safe, common medical procedure, and Act 620 will do nothing to make it safer or improve the quality of care.

  • Research instead demonstrates that Act 620 will reduce the number of providers and delay or deny access to abortion, which harms women’s health and has negative socioeconomic effects on women and children.

  • Research also shows that many women face harassment when they disclose that they have had an abortion, and women are largely unaware of abortion restrictions that affect their ability to access care, findings that indicate women would face severe obstacles to bringing their own legal challenges.

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