Diana Greene Foster: What happens when we deny people abortions?

January 16, 2024

Diana Greene Foster studies the consequences of unintended pregnancy and access to abortion on people's lives.

How does getting an abortion — or not — influence a woman's life? Demographer Diana Greene Foster puts forward the results of The Turnaway Study, her landmark work following nearly 1,000 women through abortion or childbirth, presenting definitive data on the long-term physical, mental and economic impacts of the right to choose on pregnant people and their families. "Access to abortion is about control over one's body, life and destiny," says Foster.

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