Race, Restrictive State Abortion Laws and Abortion Demand

  title={Race, Restrictive State Abortion Laws and Abortion Demand},
  author={Marshall H. Medoff},
  journal={The Review of Black Political Economy},
A disproportionately large number of abortions are performed on black and Hispanic women. This study empirically investigates whether restrictive state abortion laws differentially affect the abortion demand of white, black and Hispanic women for the year 2005. A state Medicaid abortion funding restriction significantly decreases the abortion rate of all three races. However, Hispanic women’s abortion demand is more sensitive to a Medicaid funding restriction than either white women or black… CONTINUE READING

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