Abortion legislation, maternal healthcare, fertility, female literacy, sanitation, violence against women and maternal deaths: a natural experiment in 32 Mexican states
Authors: Elard Koch, Monique Chireau, Fernando Pliego, Joseph Stanford, Sebastian Haddad, Byron Calhoun, Paula Aracena, Miguel Bravo, Sebastián Gatica, John Thorp
Although less permissive states exhibited consistently lower maternal mortality rates, this finding was not explained by abortion legislation itself. Rather, these differences were explained by other independent factors, which appeared to have a more favourable distribution in these states.
Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272840876_Abortion_legislation_maternal_healthcare_fertility_female_literacy_sanitation_violence_against_women_and_maternal_deaths_a_natural_experiment_in_32_Mexican_states [accessed Apr 22, 2016].