The Hoosier Abortion Access Study: Key insights
Ibis Reproductive Health. September 2022.
Indiana is one of the most restrictive abortion policy contexts in the country. Prior to the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, these policies included invasive parental consent requirements for minors; prohibition on the use of telemedicine to administer medication abortion; an 18-hour waiting period; state-directed biased counseling; severe restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion; gestational limits; and burdensome standards related to abortion clinic space, staffing, and equipment. As of September 15, 2022, a full ban on abortion is scheduled to go into effect with limited exceptions for rape, incest, and health of the pregnant person. This brief contains key insights from our study on the experiences of nearly 500 Hoosiers trying to access abortion care between June 2021 and June 2022.