Researcher ORCID Identifier
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
2020 Gabriella K Jacoby
This paper examines how the number of women in office affect access to reproductive care in the state they represent. By providing a 3-state comparative analysis, this paper answers the following questions: how do female representatives influence abortion laws and accessibility within their state? Does the number of women in elected leadership roles influence the abortion laws within a state? And do states with greater percentages of female representation provide more accessible and progressive abortion rights? I hypothesize that states with a higher number of female representatives have less restrictive abortion legislation and consequently will provide more accessible abortion care than states with a lower percentage of female representatives. Additionally, states with more women in leadership positions will provide more accessible abortion care.
Jacoby, Gabriella, "ABORTION ACCESS IN AMERICA A LOOK INTO HOW FEMALE STATE LEGISLATORS PUSH THE MOVEMENT FORWARD" (2021). Scripps Senior Theses. 1718.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.