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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Abortion access rapidly declining

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 8:31 AM

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Good article in Bloomberg on the successful efforts of Republican state legislatures across the country to curtail access to abortion services: 

Abortion access in the U.S. has been vanishing at the fastest annual pace on record, propelled by Republican state lawmakers’ push to legislate the industry out of existence. Since 2011, at least 162 abortion providers have shut or stopped offering the procedure, while just 21 opened.

At no time since before 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion, has a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy been more dependent on her zip code or financial resources to travel. The drop-off in providers—more than one every two weeks—occurred in 35 states, in both small towns and big cities that are home to more than 30 million women of reproductive age.

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