The media plays a fundamental role in framing and influencing the discussion around abortion care. Who covers the issue, how they choose to cover it, and who they choose to include in coverage, matters.
Nearly 1 in 4 people who can get pregnant will have an abortion by the age of 45. 77% of people in the United States support Roe v. Wade. Yet, coverage of abortion is driven almost entirely by politicians and the latest legislative or legal fights. As a result, abortion coverage is largely disconnected from the realities of healthcare, people’s lived experiences, and the general public’s actual views on the topic.