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Wed May 15, 2019, 10:33 AM

Effect on extreme anti-abortion laws on the states that enact them

No, I don't have that information.

It would be worthwhile to analyze - seriously analyze, not google searches - the economic impact of the extreme anti-abortion laws being enacted. Granted, it may take some time to truly evaluate the impact, as these laws are relatively new. However, they have been long in coming, and so it is not news that this is where these states were heading.

So, what to analyze?

Population inflows and outflows.

Demographic changes - not only changes in numbers but also age, gender, race, education level, etc.

Business inflows and outflows, and decisions by companies to grow and move to other states. Conventions held elsewhere, sports teams that chose other locations, etc.

Movement by doctors, lawyers, and other such businesses and individuals. Decisions by college and grad school graduates to seek employment in other states.

As a baseline, multi-year data on abortions provided, availability of women's health care services, etc. My guess is that Planned Parenthood is probably the best source for this information.

Again, as a baseline, multi-year analysis of economic data on the states engaged in these efforts, so we can see how the situation changes (my guess is for the worse) when these laws are enacted.

Costs - actual money - of defending these laws once the lawsuits start piling up.

Already, most of the southern states are in the bottom 20% of every list - education, employment, etc. I think we're going to see that the bottom 10-20 states will be those states enacting draconian anti-abortion laws, whether the south or elsewhere.

And these comments don't even begin to reflect the social, medical, emotional, and moral impacts, which are going to be vast.

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