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January 22, 2013
shiracoffee:

Michael Keller and Allison Yarrow mapped the country’s abortion clinics and the distance women in different locations would need to travel to visit one:

The clearest trend on the map is the dearth of clinics through the center of the country—from northern Texas through Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Roughly 400,000 women of reproductive age (between 15 and 44) live more than 150 miles from the closest clinic in this region. The county farthest away from an abortion clinic is Divide, N.D. All of these states except Wyoming require 24-hour waiting periods between the time a woman schedules an abortion and the procedure.

Interactive version of the map here.
from The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

On the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the ability of women in some midwestern states to receive abortions is less a contested legal issue than one of simple access.

shiracoffee:

Michael Keller and Allison Yarrow mapped the country’s abortion clinics and the distance women in different locations would need to travel to visit one:

The clearest trend on the map is the dearth of clinics through the center of the country—from northern Texas through Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Roughly 400,000 women of reproductive age (between 15 and 44) live more than 150 miles from the closest clinic in this region. The county farthest away from an abortion clinic is Divide, N.D. All of these states except Wyoming require 24-hour waiting periods between the time a woman schedules an abortion and the procedure.

Interactive version of the map here.

from The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

On the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the ability of women in some midwestern states to receive abortions is less a contested legal issue than one of simple access.

21:07 // 1 year ago
November 3, 2012

Todd Akin has a lengthy arrest record for protesting abortion clinics

  • 8 arrests for Rep. Todd Akin, the now-infamous GOP Senate candidate from Missouri, as a result of his protesting outside abortion clinics. One such arrest in December of 1987 was for “trespassing and peace disturbance,” while newspaper reports from others indicate protesters blocked access to clinics and refused to move, with Akin once being carried away by police. source
19:12 // 1 year ago
July 1, 2012
Federal judge temporarily blocks restrictive new Mississippi abortion law: A preliminary ruling by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III will prevent the law from taking effect at least until July 11, in what pro-abortion-rights activists label a victory. The law would likely lead to the closing of the state’s only abortion clinic. Read more here.

Federal judge temporarily blocks restrictive new Mississippi abortion law: A preliminary ruling by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III will prevent the law from taking effect at least until July 11, in what pro-abortion-rights activists label a victory. The law would likely lead to the closing of the state’s only abortion clinic. Read more here.

21:43 // 2 years ago
11:12 // 2 years ago