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Hot Topics: Abortion: Home


Welcome to the Hot Topics LibGuide about abortion. Abortion is a medical or surgical procedure that deliberately ends a pregnancy before an embryo or fetus is born.

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a woman's right to an abortion is protected through the first trimester in the Roe v. Wade legal case. On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that affirmed the constitutional right to abortion. Over decades, research has demonstrated that abortion bans most severely impact people in marginalized groups who already struggle to access health care, including abortion. Abortion has always been highly controversial and states have enacted laws restricting and regulating access to abortions. 

This guide provides research and information related to various aspects of this topic. Resources include print and electronic books, subscription databases, and websites. Each print book title links directly to the library online catalog, each e-book and journal article title links directly to the full text. Databases are recommended that are particularly helpful for continuing research on the topic. Credible and relevant websites are also recommended. 

Other Hot Topics LibGuides in the series include:

Abortion Controversy in a Nutshell

Gallup Poll - Abortion

Source: Gallup

Public views of abortion, 1995 - 2022

Percentage of Adults in 2022 Who Say Abortion Should be Legal / Illegal

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Source: Pew Research Center

Percentage of U.S. Adults Who Say Abortion Should be Legal / Illegal (According to Party / Ideology)

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Percentage of U.S. adults who say abortion should be legal - illegal by party and ideology (1995-2022)

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