This data note presents an interactive map that tracks which states have made declarations defining abortions as non-essential or elective health procedures and effectively blocking the provision of abortion services during the outbreak.
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This brief reviews the status of state actions to strengthen and guarantee abortion access to their residents, as well as to prepare for the likely increase in demand for abortion services in those states should the high court overturn the constitutional right to abortion established by Roe v. Wade.
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- The Intersection of State and Federal Policies on Access to Medication Abortion Via Telehealth
- ‘In Focus with KFF’: What Happens if Roe v. Wade is Overturned?
- Abortion at SCOTUS: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
- The Availability and Use of Medication Abortion Care
- Intersection of State Abortion Policy and Clinical Practice: June 2021 Update
- Medication Abortion and Telemedicine: Innovations and Barriers During the COVID-19 Emergency
- The Availability and Use of Medication Abortion
- State Action to Limit Abortion Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Interactive: How State Policies Shape Access to Abortion Coverage
This Policy Watch gives an overview of employers offering to cover travel expenses for workers who need to go out of state for an abortion in the context of increasing restrictions on abortion around the country. We discuss who is offering these benefits, the implications for workers, and some of the legal and political concerns for employers.
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This issue brief explains the legal and factual issues in dispute and the reviews the potential implications of different rulings in the case of June Medical Services v. Russo, which could have significant implications for women’s access to abortion and could eliminate the right of abortion providers to bring legal challenges to state and federal laws and policies.
KFF Brief Outlines the Potential Impacts of Delaying Reproductive Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Several reproductive health care services have been considered “elective” and postponed during the pandemic. While much of the care deemed “non-essential” isn’t life-threatening, delaying care for too long can result in negative health outcomes.
This brief analyzes how states, health systems and providers have been faced with deciding what health care is “essential” verses “elective” during the COVID-19 crisis, and what the possible consequences are to delays in “non-essential” reproductive health care.
A new Coronavirus Policy Watch post from KFF explores how state responses to limit abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn renewed attention to the provision of medication abortion using telemedicine approaches. Medication abortion via telemedicine is a method that can be used to safely provide women with access…
New analysis of KFF’s 2019 Employer Benefits Survey finds that 10% of workers covered by employer-sponsored health insurance are employed at a firm that has asked their insurer or third party administrator to exclude abortion coverage from their health plan. Employer-sponsored coverage is the primary source of health benefits in…
This issue brief presents data from the 2019 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey on the share of covered workers who are employed by firms that have asked their insurer or third party administrator to exclude coverage for abortion from their health plan.
A KFF brief explains June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, a challenge to a Louisiana abortion regulation that will be heard at the Supreme Court on March 4, 2020.
Jennifer Kates, Senior Vice President and Director of KFF’s Global Health & HIV Policy program, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs as part of a hearing on Unique Challenges Women Face in Global Health. Her testimony describes the role of the U.S. government in women’s global health and highlights challenges and opportunities to strengthen these efforts.