Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2020

Department 1

Political Science


This research paper explores the relationship between women in state legislatures and state level abortion restrictions. This relationship is explored, and then tested against the amount of democratic legislators, the conservatism, of the public, and the religiosity of the public using a linear regression. While the findings are complex, they show that women do have an impact on state level abortion restrictions in some instances.


Written for POL 215: Political Science Methods.

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