Disproportionate impacts of abortion access restrictions on adolescents in the United States
The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision has unleashed new and growing state abortion bans and barriers to care that impact adolescents. Abortion access limitations have disproportionate health and social impacts on adolescents because they are under the legal age of majority and typically have less experience, education, and resources to help them to access abortion when needed. Given their unique legal and social status, we must give adolescents pointed consideration when addressing abortion access.
Our report (download below) "Disproportionate impacts of abortion access restrictions on adolescents in the United States" outlines the unique barriers adolescents face accessing abortion and pregnancy prevention, along with consequences to these barriers.