New Report Looks at the Potential Impact of the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision on Health Centers

The Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health is sharing a new publication, In the Wake of Dobbs, Are Community Health Centers Prepared to Respond to Rising Maternal and Infant Care Needs? The document provides a deep dive into the potential effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on health centers and their communities. Specifically, this report examines the effects of the decision on health centers in the 26 states that already have taken steps to ban abortion or are likely to do so, and it finds widespread evidence of critical maternal and infant health resources. The analysis recommends the rapid deployment of additional resources to help health centers meet what is likely to be a surging need for maternity and infant care. Accompanying this report is an infographic summarizing its key findings.