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Shuttered: The End of Abortion Access in Red America

posted on October 22, 2015

Irin Carmon of MSNBC reports on the restrictions to abortion access in conservative states. In Texas, lawmakers have erected extensive barriers that require most women to drive for hundreds of miles and listen to the fetal heartbeat before they can have the procedure. “How are we going to give voice to the women that don’t make it here?” said Dr. Bhavik Kumar, who works at an abortion clinic. “Because those are the women, in my opinion, that are going to be the more marginalized women — the women that perhaps can’t afford to get here, can’t afford it, the procedure, if they were to get here. Women of lower socioeconomic status. Women of color. Women that live in South Texas. What happens to those women? Where do they go?”

Read at MSNBC