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Clinics in Abortion Haven States Might Not Meet Post-Roe Demand

June 24, 2022, 3:17 PM

Faced with the biggest blow to reproductive health care in half a century, abortion advocates are promising to help people who need the procedure but suddenly find themselves stranded in states that don’t allow it.

Yet meeting the expected surge in demand from across blue-state borders will be tough — even after anticipating for months that the high court would reverse Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal nationwide.

Abortion facilities face daunting challenges. Costs to keep clinic doors open can be prohibitive. Providers can experience price gouging for supplies, rent and liability coverage.

They face shrinking reimbursements from insurance companies and Medicaid. Ever-changing legislation and zoning laws require clinics to renovate or relocate to comply with ...