Jennifer Chin, MD, University of Washington

On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization that the US. Constitution does not confer the right to abortion. As of August 2023, 14 states, including Louisiana, have enacted total bans on abortion, and one in three pregnancy-capable people must now travel ...Read more >

Nancy Berglas, DrPH, University of California, San Francisco

Access to abortion in the second and third trimester of pregnancy has become increasingly complex since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision in June 2022. With even fewer facilities offering later abortion services and more dispersed across the country than before, pregnant people are faced with traveling considerably farther distances for an abortion. Yet the specific ...Read more >

Nisha Verma, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine

In 2022, Georgia enacted a law that bans most abortions in the state after approximately six weeks. This law contains exceptions for “medical emergency” and “medically futile pregnancy.” Clinicians in Georgia and other states have struggled to navigate exceptions, which often create confusion and uncertainty. These exceptions raise questions such as what risk of death ...Read more >

Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco

On June 24, 2022 the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization reversed the constitutional right to abortion previously protected under Roe v Wade. As a result, there is mounting concern that patients diagnosed with PAC in states with restricted access to abortions will not have the option in to terminate their ...Read more >

Erin McDaniel, MPH, University of Georgia

The Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in June 2022 has created new burdens and restrictions around the provision of healthcare services that may be considered abortion through restrictive and vague state-level legislation implemented following the decision. Objective measures of the impact of abortion bans following Dobbs on obstetric care and pregnancy-related outcomes from ...Read more >

Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Alabama has some of the poorest maternal and infant health outcomes in the nation and has been instrumental in politically-charged efforts to restrict access to reproductive rights and services. The 2022 Dobbs ruling led to a near-total abortion ban in Alabama and has potentially exacerbated maternal health crises and healthcare inequities, particularly for marginalized and ...Read more >

Lori Freedman, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

We propose a qualitative study, based upon in-depth interviews with maternal-fetal-medicine physicians (MFMs) in three restrictive policy contexts, to understand the impact of state and institutional abortion bans on MFM practices for previable pregnancy complications and how might these deviate from their professional standards of care. Specifically, we ask how MFMs interpret EMTALA in practice, ...Read more >

M. Antonia Biggs, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

No-test telehealth abortion care is safe, acceptable, and effective and is one of the few options available for people living in states that ban abortion. Ectopic pregnancy remains a primary source of concern for the telehealth model. Yet, we lack evidence around how ectopics are diagnosed and treated in the no-test telehealth context. We will ...Read more >

Suzanne Bell, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University

This project aims to produce first-of-its-kind population-based evidence of the consequences of abortion bans on pregnancy care for high-risk pregnancies. Specifically, our proposed research will quantitatively evaluate the impact of abortion bans on pregnancy care among high-risk pregnancies following the Dobbs decision using comprehensive state-level monthly hospitalization data from 11 states (7 affected and 4 ...Read more >

Hannah Leslie, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco

Self-managed medication abortion (SMMA) is rapidly becoming a major (and in some cases the only) option for those seeking abortion in states with abortion bans; requests for SMMA in the Southeastern US have increased rapidly since Roe v Wade was overturned. Qualitative research has identified facilitators and barriers to SMMA, but quantitative evidence on how ...Read more >