Obstacles
to Abortion Care

  • 1973

  • The Supreme Court gave all women the constitutional right to have an abortion before viability, and it was covered by Medicaid.
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  • That’s it.
  • 2016

  • You must wait at least 24 hours.
  • You must make at least one additional unnecessary trip to your provider.
  • Many clinics have closed, so you must travel long distances.
  • You must get an ultrasound, even if there’s no medical reason.
  • You must be asked about viewing the ultrasound.
  • Your doctor is required by law to give you medically inaccurate information.
  • Your private insurance can’t cover the abortion, even if your health is at risk.
  • Medicaid can’t cover your costs, even if your health is at risk.