Sunday, November 10, 2013

Women Feeling Effects of Texas's New Abortion Restrictions

Al Jazeera America: Texas abortion ban forces sick woman out of state, by Carolyn Jones:

As access dwindles because of anti-abortion laws, low-income women must rely on volunteer aid for travel

. . . as a recent wave of anti-abortion legislation has swept the nation and forced abortion clinics to close, paying for an abortion isn’t the only problem. Physical access is a real and growing barrier. The Huffington Post reported this summer that more than 50 abortion clinics have closed in the last three years. In Texas last week, another 15 clinics shut their doors overnight after a law went into effect requiring doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges . . . .

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