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Accurate abortion data is difficult to collect, and it's a public health problem

Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 11:23am
Updated: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 11:24am
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Collecting accurate data about abortions in the United States has always been hard. Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it’s even harder.

Jasmine Mithani says that's a problem.

Mithani is data visuals reporter at The 19th, which focuses on covering gender and politics issues. She wrote a piece recently about the challenge of understanding the abortion landscape in America because of this data gap — and why it matters so much. The Show spoke with her about it.

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