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Sat Jul 9, 2016, 05:06 AM

 

In search of abortion, women are flocking to Illinois

But some of the toughest abortion regulations in the country are actually in Midwestern states. In Missouri, women must meet with a counselor, then wait up to 72 hours before getting the procedure. In Wisconsin, public money for abortions is limited to women whose health is in danger or who are victims of rape or incest. Then there's Indiana, led by Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican who this past spring signed a law that bans abortions for women whose babies have a fetal abnormality, such as Down syndrome. That law was just struck down by a federal judge.

As neighboring states clamp down on access to abortion, women are flocking across the border to one of Illinois' Planned Parenthood health centers or to private providers. Planned Parenthood of Illinois saw a 20 percent spike in medical visits overall last year. The state sending the most patients over? Indiana. In 2015, 44 percent of all visits from Indiana natives were for an abortion. This year, that jumped to 57 percent.

The Chicago-based nonprofit, which had $27.2 million in 2015 revenue, says business is up across all of its service lines, from birth control (the most popular offering), to STD testing and abortions. To handle the increasing demand, it has renovated clinics, hired more doctors and lengthened clinic hours. Planning is underway for its 18th health center, likely in southern Cook County.

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160705/NEWS/307059984

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Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 OP
dembotoz Jul 2016 #1
mantis49 Jul 2016 #4
Adrahil Jul 2016 #2
seabeyond Jul 2016 #3
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #5

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 07:13 AM

1. who would have thunk illonois would be a center of rational thought?

wisconsin has fallen sooooooo far

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 08:37 AM

4. It won't be for long if we don't get rid of Rauner.

Once he's done destroying our economy and our social safety nets, then I would expect him to turn to dismantling a woman's right to choose.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 08:29 AM

2. Well, thise women that can afford it, that is...

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 08:33 AM

3. We had to drive from Texas to New Mexico. 70% of the young women in that clinic were from Texas.

 

Ours wasnt such a long drive. Some though had to drive an awfully long drive.

That was an eye opener for me, and what we have done to the laws. That most frustrating is a simple pill, that should be prescribe by any doctor, and gotten at any pharmacy, up to 12 weeks would be the simple solution for so many, but the laws of Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico were so inconsistent and to fall in the purposely short time the pill was allowed, makes it impossible for so many.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 01:51 PM

5. But propose

 

a 72 hour wait on gun purchases and people (even a few here) go fucking nuts.

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