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The Case for Safe Abortions for Refugee Women

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, which eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, nearly half of the states in the U.S. have limited or banned abortion. These states experience higher rates of maternal and infant death. Women in states that limit the right to abortion live with greater economic insecurity than women living in states where abortion is protected.

As dire as this reality is for U.S. women, imagine being a woman who is a refugee.