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Finding Strength in Numbers

The Critical Role of Data in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

Rosen, Joanne D. JD, MA

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001797
Contents: Personal Perspectives

The Supreme Court's recent abortion decision is important for both its legal significance and the Court's rigorous use of data and science.

Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Corresponding author: Joanne D. Rosen, JD, MA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Hampton House, Room 582, Baltimore, MD 21205; email:

Financial Disclosure The author did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

The author thanks Robert W. Blum, MD, PhD, Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, and Stephen P. Teret, JD, MPH, for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of this paper.

Each author has indicated that he or she has met the journal's requirements for authorship.

© 2016 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.