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The effects of overturning Roe v. Wade in seven simple charts

An empty procedural room at an abortion clinic in Mississippi containing a bed with stirrups and an ultrasound machine

Abortion clinics around the United States are facing an uncertain future. Credit: Erin Clark/The Boston Globe/Getty

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Nature 608, 254-257 (2022)


Editor’s note: Nature recognizes that transgender men and non-binary people might become pregnant and seek abortion care. We use ‘women’ in this story to reflect how participants are described in the studies we cite.


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