New Study Looks at What Happens When Women are Denied Abortions

The Turnaway Study, conducted by researchers with the organization Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health has provided the first look at what happens to women that want abortions but are unable to access them. Over a two-year period, researchers recruited over 1,000 women from 30 clinics across the country. Three types of women were recruited: those that received a surgical or medical abortion during the first trimester; those whose gestational age was between one day to two weeks below the clinic’s limit for providing abortions; and those whose gestational age was one day to three weeks over the limit, and were therefore turned away without getting an abortion.

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