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Closing Clinics: Abortion Rights Increasingly Out Of Reach


Closing Clinics: Abortion Rights Increasingly Out Of Reach
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

att Bevin, who recently signed two bills into law further restricting abortion services: one requiring an ultrasound as part of abortions and another prohibiting the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The final straw for Wells came in the form of a new license requirement from the state. Wells has been battling restrictive rules for most of the clinic’s 28 years, but the battle is over now. She’s closing the clinic. Dona Wells holds a newspaper from the 1990s with a story that focused on abortion providers. Credit Mary Meehan / Ohio Valley ReSource That leaves Kentucky with a single abortion clinic. A few weeks later, a clinic closed in West Virginia, leaving that state, too, with a single clinic. In Ohio, there are now 9 abortion clinics, down from 18 in 2011, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit research center that gathers reproductive health data.

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