The Guttmacher Institute studies trends in abortion service provision and patient demographics at the state and national level. By providing crucial data and policy analysis on the characteristics of women seeking abortions, the Institute strives to paint a more comprehensive picture of met and unmet reproductive health needs in the United States, especially among disadvantaged groups.
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Abortion is becoming increasingly concentrated among low-income women, which suggests the need for better contraceptive access and family planning counseling. It certainly appears these women are being underserved.