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Primer Reproductive Health and Equity 

Post-Dobbs Abortion Access Routes: A Primer

May 25, 2023


In light of the withdrawal of federal rights to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022) and restrictive state abortion laws, this Primer (1) describes a series of “open door” legal pathways to access abortion services in the U.S., (2) explains who may be able to utilize a specific pathway to access abortion services, and (3) delineates various actual or potential limitations related to accessing abortions via each pathway.