State’s mandatory abortion waiting period led to fewer abortions, new academic study concludes

Oct 15, 2019 by

Policy increased some abortions, decreased overall rate

A new study by two academics calculating the effects of one state’s mandatory abortion waiting period found that it decreased the overall abortion rate, though it also resulted in more abortions occurring at later stages.

The study, titled “New Evidence on the Effects of Mandatory Waiting Periods for Abortion,” was written by Jason Lindo and Mayra Pineda-Torres, both of Texas A&M University. Lindo told The College Fix via email that he and Pineda-Torres intend to publish the paper in a peer reviewed journal soon.

“There were only a handful of prior studies that are rigorous before ours, but all of them were written quite a long time ago and so the evidence base had become dated,” Lindo said.

“I believe it important that researchers conduct rigorous analyses so that policy-makers know about the effects of abortion policies when considering their merits,” he added.

Later-term abortions up, total number of abortions down

Source: State’s mandatory abortion waiting period led to fewer abortions, new academic study concludes | The College Fix

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