Abortion Clinics Keep Closing. Not for the Reason You Think.
Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily BeastSince the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October, abortion rights advocates have worried the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, the decision that legalized abortion nationwide. But new data shows abortion access is already quietly eroding, with the number of clinics across the country dropping once again in the last year. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley conducted a systematic online search for abortion facilities in every state in 2017 and found a total of 780. This year, in previously unreported figures, the researchers found the number of clinics fell by 25 to 755 nationwide. While some states have adopted abortion restrictions that limit when and how women can end their pregnancies, that’s not the only factor, UCSF Professor Ushma Upadhyay told The Daily Beast. Read more at The Daily Beast.