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The Economics of Abortion
Economic Policy Institute, June 2022
Access to abortion and abortion services can have powerful impacts on abortion patients’ economic outcomes, including educational attainment, what kinds of jobs they can and cannot take, chances of being in poverty and financial distress, and so much more. 


Information provided by the 

LWVIN Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Committee

Report to LWVIN Council - May 14, 2022


Abortion Talking Points and Articles



Legislative Information


Letter to Governor for special session if Roe overturned


State Legislators Name and Email (12/31/21 - excel file download)


Dear Legislator

An example letter to legislators from the LWV Henry County

2022-IGA-SpecialSession-Abortion Voting Record
Click to see how your representatives voted


2022-0725-Calumet Area Rally

Photos from Calumet Area Rally - July 25.  Photos by Elizabeth Palacio



·      Bans off our Bodies

·     Rise Up for Abortion Rights 

·     Pro Choice with Heart 




Resources from the Women's Health and Reproductive Rights Committee

How to Keep Your Abortion Private in 2023
This link takes you to a website that discusses ways your privacy may be compromised.

Joint Statement from Elected Prosecutors (Fair and Just Prosecution)

A statement from a group of elected prosecutors representing communities across every region of the country. 


NRLC Post-Roe Model Abortion Law

A recommended model law from the National Right to Life Committee to limit abortion access.


Turnaway Study (Web summary)

The Turnaway Study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, shows that women experience harm from being denied a wanted abortion




LWV Indiana

Reproductive Rights Talking Points 
From the LWVUS and LWVIN - May 7, 2022

LWV Indiana Position - Reproductive Choice

LWV United States

Deborah Ann Turner, MD, JD, statement on Supreme Court leak
May 3, 2022

Remarks on the Leaked Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion
Blog by Alma Couverthie, LWVUS  National Organizing Director
May 5, 2022

Abortion Rights Messaging Guidance
LWVUS offers these talking points and messaging guidance for Leagues to speak with one voice on issues of reproductive justice.

Other Organizations

Trusted Partners Cited by LWVUS Board Chair, Deborah Turner

Center for Reproductive Rights
"The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world. We are the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights, with expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law." 

Planned Parenthood

National Women’s Law Center

National Abortion Federation

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National Network of Abortion Funds

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Women’s Health Network
Information on Abortion, Birth Control, Bone Health, Breast Health, FDA, Advocacy, Gynecological Health, Health Care Reform, Menopause, Older Women, Opioids, Personal Care Products, Sex Drugs for Women, and Trans Health Care

Moms Rising

Other Trusted Sources

Let's Talk About Abortion
Information specifically about Indiana from the ACLU. 
There are pages entitled Keep Abortion Safe and Legal, Let’s Talk about Abortion, and 2022 Legislative Report and Scorecard.

Reproductive Health Access Project  “We mobilize, train, and support clinicians to make reproductive health care accessible to everyone.”

Midwest Action Projectenvisions a society in which every person has access to comprehensive, high quality, patient-centered sexual and reproductive health care in their community.”

Ultraviolet “a community of one million people that drives feminist cultural and political change.”

Book List


The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

by Jonathan Eig


The Lie that Binds (Political history of abortion)

by Ilyse Hogue and Ellie Langford

Articles and Podcasts

Current Perspective

What American Mothers Really Need  New York Times, 5/2/22
If red-state legislators truly want to limit abortions — legal and illegal — they must create conditions that give women a genuine choice.

The Pro-Democracy Argument Against Roe Falters When It Meets Reality  New York Times, 5/13/22
Opinion by Jamelle Bouie


A Look Back on Birth Control : NPR 

It's been over 60 years since the Food and Drug Administration first approved the birth control pill. The pill provided more control over fertility and reproductive health for generations. But it has a troubled history. The pill was first tested on low-income women in Puerto Rico. Today, the burden of responsibility when it comes to reproductive health is still placed mostly on women.

Exploring the complicated history of abortion in the United States  PBS Newshour, 5/6/22
In the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion striking down Roe v. Wade, Justice Samuel Alito writes that the nation has had an “unbroken tradition” of criminalizing abortion. But as John Yang reports, the history is much more complicated.