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66 Clinics Across 15 States Have Stopped Offering Abortions Post-Roe

posted on October 6, 2022

Megan Messerly of Politico reports, “In the 100 days since Roe v. Wade was overturned, 66 clinics in more than a dozen states have stopped providing abortions, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion-rights advocacy and research group.” The Biden administration has attempted to blunt the impact of the closures through executive actions designed to increase access to abortion services. Rachel Jones, a principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, said, “Even before Roe was overturned, getting an abortion was difficult or outright impossible for many people, especially those who were already facing steep barriers to accessing health care … These inequities are likely to worsen as clinic-based abortion care disappears in many states, many of them clustered in regions like the South.”

Read at Politico