USA – These researchers study abortion in states likely to ban it. That will make their jobs even harder

By Theresa Gaffney
June 21, 2022

Last year, Texas lawmakers passed the most restrictive abortion policy in the country.  The state’s leading researchers on reproductive health care weren’t consulted when it was being crafted. But they started studying it the moment it passed.

“We are getting a glimpse in Texas of folks who, because of the way that the laws are written, are not able to get evidence-based care and their health and well-being is being put at risk,” said Kari White, the director of the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at the University of Texas Austin, which published two studies on the consequences of the law just six months after it went into effect.

https://www.statnews.com/2022/06/21/abortion-access-research-texas-wisconsin/


How outlawing abortion could worsen America’s maternal mortality crisis

By Priya Krishnakumar and Daniel Wolfe, CNN
Tue May 10, 2022

(CNN) Dr. Judette Louis recalls a time when she treated a patient who was hemorrhaging from her pregnancy — and how she had to wait to obtain permission before she was allowed to terminate the pregnancy for the health of the mother.

"I was standing there watching her hemorrhage out, waiting for permission to do the termination. It is a disgusting feeling. It is a sad feeling. And you're sitting there literally watching her blood pressure going down while you're waiting for permission," the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida told CNN. "It's just sad to now know if [Roe] really is overturned, that that will be happening all over across the country where [terminating a pregnancy] won't even be a possibility for a lot of states."

Continued: https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/10/us/maternal-mortality-roe-wade-abortion-access/index.html