February 24, 2016

THE CULTURE WARS ARE A ROUT:

Abortion Clinics Are Closing at a Record Pace (Esmé E Deprez, February 24, 2016, Bloomberg Business)

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.

Posted by at February 24, 2016 1:28 PM

  

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