A synthetic control model to estimate the effect of Colorado's Family Planning Initiative on abortions.
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Noble, Brittany L.
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In 2009, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative provided IUDs at no cost for low-income women. The lowering of the price of an IUD could have the possible substitution effect of decreasing the number of abortions. Even though abortions decreased in Colorado after the initiative, we find no evidence of a causal relationship.