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A study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests a connection between increased infant mortality in Texas and abortion restrictions implemented in 2021.

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Texas abortion ban linked to increase in infant deaths, new study finds

A study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests a possible connection between increased infant mortality in Texas and the abortion restrictions implemented in 2021. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Michigan State University highlighted a potential link between Texas’ abortion policy and a rise in infant deaths, with a 12.9% increase between 2021 and 2022. Early fertility data from Texas also showed a notable rise in births among Hispanic women since the new abortion laws took effect. The Texas law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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