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VOLUME 54 | NUMBER 5 | OCTOBER 2019


Constructing a longitudinal database of targeted regulation of abortion providers laws

Objective: To build a longitudinal statelevel database on targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws.

Data Sources: Primary sources included state websites, Lexis Nexis Quicklaw, and WestlawNext. We used a range of secondary sources to pinpoint policy timing.

Study Design: This was a statelevel review of TRAP shifts from 1973 to present.

Data Collection: We captured data on TRAP policy activity and timing, focusing specifically on ambulatory surgical center (ASC) laws, admitting privilege requirements, and transfer agreements.

Principal Findings: Twentyfive states had ever enacted an ASC, admitting privilege, or transfer agreement law. Many currently face legal challenges.

Conclusions: Targeted regulation of abortion providers laws are favored by many states as a way to regulate abortion provision. These data can be used to better understand the impact of these laws.

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