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We don't need underhanded attempts to obstruct access to abortion
We don't need underhanded attempts to obstruct access to abortion

Several states have enacted laws in recent years that require doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. These laws, masquerading as measures to protect the health of women, are nothing more than underhanded attempts to obstruct access to abortion services. In every state where such a law has been passed, it would result in the closure of at least some abortion clinics, making it substantially more difficult for women to get the reproductive healthcare to which they are constitutionally entitled. A federal appeals court panel late last month blocked Mississippi's version of the law from going into effect, noting that it would close the...

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