Trends in interstate abortion travel to Oregon following the Dobbs court decision

Fuerst M

Mandelbaum A

Nacev E

Rodriguez M

Jun 2024


This study describes how interstate travel for abortion to the state of Oregon changed following the Dobbs decision.

Study design

We conducted a retrospective cohort study using vital statistics data from the Oregon Health Authority of all medical and surgical abortions between 2015 and 2023.


Following the Dobbs decision, 14.3% of abortions in Oregon were out-of-state residents, compared to 9.6% pre-Dobbs. Out-of-state individuals had significantly higher odds of having abortions in the second or third trimester and having a procedural abortion compared to their in-state counterparts.


Following the Dobbs decision, interstate travel to Oregon increased significantly and represents a distinct population.