Abortion Clinic Closures Double After End of Roe v. Wade
Twice as many abortion clinics closed this yr in comparison to remaining, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
As of November, 42 impartial clinics had closed this yr, maximum of that have been within the South and Midwest. That’s up from 20 in 2021, in keeping with a Tuesday record from Abortion Care Network, an affiliation of community-based abortion suppliers. Independent clinics supply 55% of abortion services and products national.
The Supreme Court ruling has ended in a wave of tighter abortion restrictions, together with near-total bans in round a dozen states. While some clinics are nonetheless running in the ones puts, many have close down. Others, like Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Mississippi supplier on the middle of the Supreme Court case, have made relocation plans.
There are these days 14 states that don’t have any clinics offering abortion care, consistent with ACN.
In the months straight away following the Supreme Court ruling, the selection of criminal abortions in the USA fell 6%, in keeping with the Society of Family Planning, an abortion and contraceptive advocacy and analysis team.
“When we lose clinics, we additionally lose get admission to to a complete spectrum of reproductive well being care, together with beginning regulate, PrEP for HIV and gender affirming-treatment,” stated ACN Deputy Director Erin Grant.
An research of 2 Texas well being care techniques revealed in July discovered that when the state carried out a six-week ban remaining yr, sufferers with being pregnant headaches have been much more likely to have critical maternal morbidity than the ones in states with out identical bans.
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