Annual Report 2015-2016 > Abortion
We provided critical data informing the Supreme Court’s decision on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down groundless restrictions on abortion and changing the legal landscape.
- Our research found that women who received a wanted abortion were more likely to have and achieve aspirational goals compared to women denied an abortion.
- We debunked an Ohio law purporting to improve women’s safety by requiring out-of-date medication abortion care, proving it actually led to worse outcomes.
- We found that a simple tool called Lifewrap reduced bleeding resulting from unsafe abortions—a substantial cause of maternal deaths worldwide.
To learn more about our programs working in abortion, see Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, the Fellowship in Family Planning, Innovating Education in Reproductive Health and the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Program.
To help us continue making an impact on abortion policies, research and care, make a gift to the Bixby Center.
Photo credit: Center for Reproductive Rights.