TxPEP research on abortion policy focuses on:
Abortion trends and disparities
Patient experiences and preferences
Judicial bypass for minors
Featured Journal Articles
A Preview of the Dangerous Future of Abortion Bans – Texas Senate Bill 8, NEJM, 2022
Association of Texas’ 2021 Ban on Abortion in Early Pregnancy With the Number of Facility-Based Abortions in Texas and Surrounding States, JAMA, 2022.
Affordability and Access to Abortion Care in the United States, JAMA, 2021.
Factors Associated with Abortion at 12 or More Weeks Gestation After Implementation of a Restrictive Texas Law, Contraception, 2020.
Pregnant Texans’ Interest in Other Models of Abortion Care After the Fall of Roe, January 2023
Out-of-State Travel for Abortion Following Implementation of Texas Senate Bill 8, March 2022
Initial Impacts of Texas’ Senate Bill 8 on Abortions in Texas and at Out-of-State Facilities, Nov. 2021
Texas Senate Bill 8: Medical and Legal Implications, July 2021
“People shouldn’t have to rely on abortion funds for essential health care.”
– How Some Texans Are Getting Abortions Despite a Devastating Law, The New York Times.
“The Supreme Court should affirm that abortion later in pregnancy, but prior to viability, is essential health care that cannot be obstructed by restrictions.”
– Abortion Deserts Could Come with Supreme Court’s Next Case, The Hill.
“Anti-abortion ordinances and bills are not going to make Texas’ cities and towns ‘sanctuaries’ for anyone.” – Anti-Abortion Policy Focus Wastes Resources, Hurts Health, Austin American-Statesman.
Research Spotlight: Medically Complex Pregnancies
“A Preview of the Dangerous Future of Abortion Bans – Texas Senate Bill 8”
TxPEP research shows that, although it was aimed at clinicians who provide abortion care, Senate Bill 8 has had a chilling effect on a broad range of health care professionals, adversely affecting patient care and endangering people’s lives. This NEJM “Perspectives” piece is based on interviews with 25 clinicians and 20 Texans with medically complex pregnancies.
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Pregnant Texans’ interest in other models of abortion care after the fall of Roe
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