Health Care

Dobbs decision sowed contraception access uncertainty in some states

A KFF report analyzed the laws in each state and where the right could be restricted.
A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

The overturning of Roe v. Wade led to uncertainty in many states over future access to contraception, especially intrauterine devices or morning-after pills that are sometimes mistakenly believed to cause abortions, according to a report by nonpartisan health policy research organization KFF.

The report, released Thursday, found that while no states have explicitly restricted contraceptives in the year since the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion, some state abortion bans contain definitions that could be interpreted to limit access.

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