States with the most restrictive abortion policies may have trouble recruiting students to their universities.
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A new survey of 1,000 rising college sophomores says 30% would consider switching schools because of lack of abortion access.
The survey, which was not gender-specific, found that 80% of college students thought abortion should be legal, CNN reported.
Around 10 states have banned abortions with no exceptions for rape or incest. That means students could find leading universities in states like Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Texas less attractive.
Business leaders in red states have also become concerned about a potential "brain drain," as skilled professionals look elsewhere for employment.