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Since the 1973 court rulings in Roe v. Wade and Doe v.

Bolton, the Supreme Court has left abortion policies up to the states. Within
the past 43 years, states have enacted 1,074 abortion restrictions covering the
topics from refusal by institutions or individuals to allow for an abortion,
later abortion restrictions, parental involvement in minor’s abortions, private
insurance, counseling, and medication abortion. Due to recent changes in state laws
regulating access to and delivery of abortion services, as well as changes to policies
regarding the use of health care insurance to pay for abortions,  it has become more difficult to get a safe and
legal abortion in the United States.. Forty-three states prohibit abortions
unless absolutely necessary in order to protect the woman’s life (Guttmacher
policy). Eighteen states mandate that women be given counseling before an
abortion and factually incorrect information on the topics of either the link
between abortion and breast cancer, the ability of a fetus to feel pain, or
long-term mental health consequences for the woman. This may persuade a woman’s
ultimate decision to get an abortion. Thirty-seven states require
parental involvement in a minor’s decision about an abortion, 26 of those
states require that one or both parents consent to the procedure, and 6 of
those states require that one or both parents be notified (Guttmacher policy). If
a teen is not comfortable with getting a parent involved in their decision to
have an abortion these policies may act as a barrier to a teen getting an
abortion. The
financial cost of an abortion may be from 300 to 800 dollars (American
pregnancy). Eleven states restrict coverage of abortion in private insurance
plans, but most states allow the purchase of abortion coverage in insurance at
an additional cost. However, even if a woman can afford the additional cost of
abortion coverage in her insurance plan, not every woman in the United States
has insurance. In 2016, 8.8 percent of people, or 28.1
million people, did not have health insurance coverage (Consensus). The barriers to  abortion may deter women from getting an
abortion or may encourage women to turn to other abortion methods that may not
be regulated by physicians and/or hospitals and therefore may put the life of
the mother in danger. In the United States, abstinence only sex education does not stop teens
from having sex, strong abortion policies do not stop women from getting
abortions, it only increases the chance of negative health risks for these
population groups.

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