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American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: Vol. 3 No. 1 (January 2011)

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Aftershocks: The Impact of Clinic Violence on Abortion Services

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Jacobson, Mireille, and Heather Royer. 2011. "Aftershocks: The Impact of Clinic Violence on Abortion Services." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(1): 189-223.

DOI: 10.1257/app.3.1.189

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Between 1973 and 2003, abortion providers in the United States were the targets of over 300 acts of extreme violence. Using unique data on attacks and on abortions, abortion providers, and births, we examine how anti-abortion violence has affected providers' decisions to perform abortions and women's decisions about whether and where to terminate a pregnancy. We find that clinic violence reduces abortion services in targeted areas. Once travel is taken into account, however, the overall effect of the violence is much smaller. (JEL I11, J13, K42)

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Jacobson, Mireille (RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA)
Royer, Heather (U CA, Santa Barbara)

JEL Classifications

I11: Analysis of Health Care Markets
J13: Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
K42: Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

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