“Abortion is Not Elective”: Midwest Reproductive Health Care During a Pandemic

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“Every person who makes the decision to have an abortion encounters adversity—cost, travel, childcare, insurance coverage, stigma, protestors and the list goes on. But these barriers became walls in recent weeks.” Pictured: Pro-choice demonstrators outside the Supreme Court in 1989, Washington DC (Lorie Shaull)

Last weekend, like many weekends before, we traveled from our respective home states to Kansas to provide abortion care.  A typical weekend is very busy, and we stay late to ensure everyone is seen and treated with respect, compassion and evidence-based care. 

This weekend was different. Amid a pandemic, several state anti-abortion governors and attorney generals opted to use executive orders to restrict abortion to draconian levels in the name of stopping so-called “elective” procedures and preserving personal protective equipment (PPE). 

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