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Aftershocks: The Impact of Clinic Violence on Abortion Services

Mireille Jacobson, Heather Royer

NBER Working Paper No. 16603
Issued in December 2010
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Between 1973 and 2003, abortion providers in the United States were the targets of over 300 acts of extreme violence. Using unique data on attacks and on abortions, abortion providers, and births, we examine how anti-abortion violence has affected providers’ decisions to perform abortions and women’s decisions about whether and where to terminate a pregnancy. We find that clinic violence reduces abortion services in targeted areas. Once travel is taken into account, however, the overall effect of the violence is much smaller.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w16603

Published: Jacobson, Mireille, and Heather Royer. 2011. "Aftershocks: The Impact of Clinic Violence on Abortion Services." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(1): 189–223. DOI:10.1257/app.3.1.189

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