Is It "Choice" When 87% of US Counties Don't Have a Clinic?

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 08:35
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Operation Rescue has been very successful in their campaign to shut down clinics by buying out their leases and general harassment.  Today, nearly 87% of U.S. counties, home to more than one-third of women of reproductive age, lacked any abortion providers (according to a 2011 study).

And nearly all non-metropolitan counties (97%) - roughly 7 in 10 metropolitan counties - lacked a provider. There are 26 states where 90% of counties lack an abortion provider.


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This is just so sick! I

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 10:43
Stefanie (not verified)

This is just so sick!
I mean... here in Germany we are allowed to abort until the end of the 12th pregnancy week (so practically 10 weeks of pregnancy). That's not an awful lot of time, but it's your choice, completely. No matter what age you are. I guess it's not allowed afterwards because the fetus might already feel something.
Additionaly: the mother's life comes first, there's nothing like "no abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, no matter what, period", and such a stupid thing has never been discussed here.

The US situation so needs to be changed. Awful.