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Women in many U.S. states are facing increased obstacles to reproductive health care, a trend that has been accelerating in recent years, with state lawmakers adding medically unnecessary steps ahead of abortion, such as waiting periods. The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, is further banning or limiting access to abortion, disproportionately impacting pregnant women/people of color and those living in poorer communities in the South and Midwest. Implications of overturning Roe v. Wade for women/people of color include: more barriers to access to health care overall, higher rates of maternal mortality, increased likelihood of birth risks and adverse outcomes, negative economic consequences, and increased risk for criminalization, among others, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

To help better inform your reporting, using science and evidence-based information, AHCJ has created a new topic page on reproductive health care.

 

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