September
07
 

US abortion clinics closing at an ‘incredibly dramatic’ rate

With the introduction of radical new abortion restrictions in the US, abortion clinics have been closing at a record rate. As Bloomberg reports, at least 58 US clinics – 10% of the total – have shut down or stopped providing the procedure since 2011. Clinics are struggling to adhere to strict new regulations for operating rooms and medical equipment.

Five clinics have closed in Pennsylvania since the introduction of new regulations in 2011. New laws passed in Texas – requiring abortion clinics to become outpatient centres and doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals – are putting immense pressure on clinic owners. Three facilities have shut in the state since the laws were past in July this year. 

"This kind of change is incredibly dramatic," said Elizabeth Nash of the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research organization. "What we've been seeing since 1982 was a slow decline, but this kind of change ... [is] so different from what's happened in the past." 



This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge.org under a Creative Commons licence. You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non-commercial purposes following these guidelines. If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation. Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees. Some articles on this site are published under different terms.

comments powered by Disqus
 

 Search BioEdge

 Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter
rss Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed


 Recent Posts
Where does palliative sedation become euthanasia?
21 Sep 2018
Would you pay to participate in a clinical trial?
21 Sep 2018
Should all newborns receive genome sequencing?
21 Sep 2018
Another step closer to legal abortion in Ireland
21 Sep 2018
13-year-olds given mastectomies at California clinic
15 Sep 2018

Home | About Us | Contact Us | rss RSS | Archive | Bookmark and Share | michael@bioedge.org

BioEdge - New Media Foundation Ltd © 2004 - 2009 All rights reserved -- Powered by Encyclomedia