Tracking health care procedure policies and their impact
Abortion is a common, safe, and legal health service, but has grown increasingly inaccessible in the US. Since it was first legalized, states have created numerous laws limiting whether, when, and under what circumstances a woman can obtain an abortion. In 2012-2013, the number of proposed and passed state-level restrictions on abortion reached record highs. These restrictions have proven to be effective at shutting down abortion providers, preventing or delaying women from accessing desired care, and stigmatizing abortion.
Ibis started a project in 2014 with the aim of developing and promoting evidence-based responses to abortion restrictions through research and policy analysis. The project includes an: 1) Investigation of how abortion is treated in state policies relative to other common and/or elective outpatient surgical procedures, and 2) Exploration of the impact of abortion and other health care policies through in-depth interviews with women who have had abortions.