According to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research organization, 66 clinics in the U.S. no longer offer abortion in the wake of the Dobbs decision about 100 days ago.
In response, NPR quoted a Georgia OB-GYN, Dr. Nisha Verma, who recently spoke to a White House task force:
I have had teenagers with chronic medical conditions that make their pregnancy very high risk and women with highly desired pregnancies who receive a terrible diagnosis of a fetal anomaly cry when they learn that they can’t receive their abortion in our state and beg me to help them.
Either Dr. Verma doesn’t understand the law, or the situations are not as she described. As Alexandra DeSanctis has shared in the National Review, abortion is allowed in Georgia for both of Dr. Verma’s reasons: if “a medical emergency exists” and if the “pregnancy is medically futile.”
While 66 clinics are no longer providing abortion, pregnancy resource centers continue to do their important care. In fact, Care Net shows approximately 70 centers in Georgia alone.
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