Journal article

Gender linked fate explains lower legal abortion support among white married women.

Leah Ruppanner, Gosia Mikołajczak, Kelsy Kretschmer, Christopher T Stout

PLoS One | Public Library of Science | Published : 2019


Abortion is uniquely connected to women's experiences yet women's attitudes towards legal abortion vary across the pro-choice/anti-abortion spectrum. Existing research has focused on sociodemographic characteristics to explain women's levels of abortion support. Here, we argue that abortion attitudes vary with women's perceptions of gender linked fate, or the extent to which some women see their fates as tied to other women. Drawing upon existing research showing that married white women report lower levels of gender linked fate than their non-married counterparts, we assess these relationships for abortion attitudes applying the 2012 American National Election Survey (n = 2,173). Using medi..

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Awarded by University of Melbourne Chancellery of Research and Enterprise

Funding Acknowledgements

We received money from the University of Melbourne Chancellery of Research and Enterprise, 3012 to LR. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.