Variation in Pill Use: Do Abortion Laws Matter?

  title={Variation in Pill Use: Do Abortion Laws Matter?},
  author={Amanda J. Felkey and Kristina M.L. Acri n{\'e}e Lybecker},
  journal={Public Health Law \& Policy eJournal},
Economists have studied the impact of legalized abortion on a variety of factors including women’s decision surrounding when to enter the work force and how many hours to work, schooling and most controversially crime. They have also examined the determinants of state abortion restrictions across the United States, considering the strength of interest advocacy groups and demographic characteristics. Notably absent from the existing literature is a study of the impact of legalized abortion on… 
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