Determinants of Abortion Bans by States Post-Roe
By alicia hill
Alicia Hill is a senior at Millersville University majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology, with minors in Government and Political Affairs and Psychology. After graduation, Alicia plans to use her skills learned at Millersville to work for positive social change. As her honors thesis, this project serves as her departmental honors project. As she knew she was going to be working on her honors thesis for almost a year, Alicia wanted her project to be something that she’s passionate about. While she has always been interested in and passionate about women’s and reproductive justice, upon Politico’s May 2022 leak of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision, Alicia knew that it would be rather interesting to focus her project on the impacts of the overturning of the right to abortion. Alicia’s project analyzes the statistical determinants of the enaction of an abortion ban by states after the Dobb’s decision.