Roberti's research focuses on the politics, policies, and law on abortion in the US. Roberti is also the co-director of the Informed Consent Project.
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Examines how abortion bills in US states increasingly justify restrictions as being in women's best interests, or for women's health and protection. Shows that as a political strategy, this is useful to soften the antiabortion standpoint where it has been previously characterized as hostile to women.
Analyzes how conservative women who are US state legislators use feminist rhetoric to explain their antiabortion standpoints. Claims that to be antiabortion is to truly represent women. Signifies a rise in the cooption of feminist language by conservative women and challenges the notion of descriptive and substantive representation.
Presents the findings of a comprehensive study of state informed consent materials regarding embryological and fetal development. Finds that nearly one-third of the informed consent information is medically inaccurate, that inaccurate information is concentrated primarily in the earlier weeks of pregnancy and is clustered around particular body systems.