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New PRC Research Brief by TxPEP Researchers! "The Impact of Information about Abortion Safety on Texas Voters’ Opinions about Restrictive Laws"

Mon, February 26, 2018
New PRC Research Brief by TxPEP Researchers!
New PRC research brief by TxPEP researchers.

The UT Austin Population Research Center has published a new research brief entitled "The Impact of Information about Abortion Safety on Texas Voters’ Opinions about Restrictive Laws," by Texas Policy Evaluation Project researchers Kari White, Daniel Grossman, Amanda Jean Stevenson, Kristine Hopkins, and Joseph E. Potter. 

Abstract: A substantial gap exists between the scientific evidence demonstrating the safety of abortion in the United States and public opinion about abortion safety. But recent studies suggest that it may be possible to change perceptions about health issues that are based on misinformation. This brief demonstrates that informational statements about the safety of office-based abortion care as currently practiced in Texas significantly reduced perceptions that ambulatory surgical center and admitting privileges requirements would make abortion safer and reduced support for these requirements.

Read the full brief here

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