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Association of Texas’ abortion ban with the number of facility-based abortions in Texas, surrounding states


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About The Study: Among a sample of abortion facilities, the 2021 Texas law banning abortion in early pregnancy (SB 8) was significantly associated with a decrease in the documented total of facility-based abortions in Texas and obtained by Texas residents in surrounding states in the first month after implementation compared with the previous month. Over the 6 months following SB 8 implementation, the percentage of out-of-state abortions among Texas residents obtained at 12 or more weeks of gestation significantly increased.

Authors: Kari White, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the University of Texas at Austin, is the corresponding author.

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