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How Dobbs Will Change Data Collection on Abortion

In a recent News@Northeastern article, Wendy Parmet —WGSS affiliated faculty and Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law—discusses how the Dobbs decision will make it even more challenging to collect data on abortion across the United States. The story details how it was already difficult to gain access to this information and that the overturn of Roe v. Wade will pressure individuals to take their reproductive health into their own hands.

Providers are going to be more afraid. Whenever you’re dealing with something that is highly stigmatized and the threat of legal enforcement hovers over, it’s very challenging … the greater the perceived threat, and the greater the stigma, the harder it is to get the data.

 Wendy Parmet, WGSS affiliated faculty and Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law

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