Some Gen Z girls fear losing their right to an abortion

Some Gen Z girls fear losing their right to an abortion

  • Gen Z Americans were born in a time when, thanks to Roe v. Wade, the right to abortion was acquired. That could soon change.
  • Prior to graduating from high school, some adolescents reported direct or indirect experiences of unplanned pregnancy and, in some cases, abortion procedures.
  • Some young people fear that access to safe and legal abortion is at risk given the rapidly changing landscape of abortion rights in the United States.

For every teenage girl in the United States, Roe v. Wade has always been the law of the land. But they could soon be entering adulthood in a country where abortion rights are decided state by state.

Born between 1997 and 2012, Gen Z children benefited from a political era where Roe v. Wade has been linked to reduced teen pregnancies, as well as better access to contraception and sex education. Gen Z girls are also having less sex than their predecessors, but many are still sexually active.

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