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The Public Health Risks of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Also available in [ PDF ] format. Nearlywomen in the United States seek abortion care each year, the majority of these under age 30 [1].

Increasingly, these young women face challenges guttmmacher accessing safe abortion care, including near-constant legislative attacks and cultural stigma. Yet, Millennials, the generation born afterare among the most supportive of the right to safe abortion care.

Those ages account for 33 percent of abortions and have an abortion rate of The pregnancy rate for teens ages has declined by 50 percent sinceand the pregnancy rate for young women ages has declined by 27 percent.

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Shortly after the Supreme Court made its Roe v. Wade dpib_oal legalizing abortion in every state, Congress enacted the Hyde Amendment stxtecenter the appropriations bill, which bars the use of federal funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape and incest. The Hyde Amendment has been renewed each year since The majority of states — thirty-nine as of January — currently enforce laws that require a young woman to notify or obtain consent from one or both parents before she can receive abortion care.


Many clinics are regularly visited by protestors; politicians and other public figures routinely condemn abortion as murder; and many religions forbid abortion. The result is fear of being judged and secrecy around abortion. Millennials, or young people born afterare one of the most pro-sexual-health generations in history and are committed to the availability of abortion.

Despite legal and cultural barriers, hundreds of thousands of women seek out abortion care each year, with young women, low-income women, and women of color most strongly affected by restrictions.

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Restrictions on Medicaid Funding for Abortions: An Overview of Minors Consent Law.

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A Literature Review, New York: What Does the Psychological Research Guttmaacher Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. An exploration by race and Hispanic ethnicity. Press enter to search.

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Sign up Get text and email updates. TRAP laws place undue burdens on abortion spibd and are intended to drive them out of business; they regulate things like water fountains and parking lot size, and are applied only to facilities which offer abortions, not to comparable offices and clinics.

Research has found that legal restrictions do not reduce the need for abortion, but rather, drive women to seek out illegal and potentially dangerous abortions.

A literature review orv Medicaid funding found that younger women are disproportionately affected by the restrictions and are more likely to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.

Alongside the law, President Obama issued an Executive Order further requiring health plans to segregate funds for abortion coverage while reaffirming that the Hyde Amendment guttmaxher stands.

Research has found that under certain conditionshearing from someone who has experienced abortion can contribute to increased support for access to abortion care.

Among Millennials of color, a majority believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

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