TxPEP research on abortion policy focuses on:
Abortion trends and disparities
Patient experiences and preferences
Judicial bypass for minors
Featured Journal Articles
Out-of-State Travel for Abortion among Texas Residents Following an Executive Order Suspending In-State Services during the Coronavirus Pandemic, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023
Medication Abortion Use and Access in Texas, March 2023
“Abortion bans are not only inhumane, they are also imprecise. They hinge on medically inaccurate beliefs that abortion care exists outside of routine pregnancy care and that pregnancy complications have a clearly outlined definition or path.”
– Abortion bans threaten all pregnancy care, Rewire News Group
“The Supreme Court stripped Americans of a fundamental constitutional right. But it did not end abortion or remove the courts from the abortion debate.”
– Texans, brace for surveillance and criminal charges about abortion ruling, Houston Chronicle.
“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.
Research Spotlight: Medically Complex Pregnancies
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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