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Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2022-06-29 07:22:08 –

A Supreme Court ruling allowing the state to regulate abortion has begun travel scrambling in some parts of the United States to redirect patients to states where the abortion provider still permits the procedure.

More and more states are moving to almost ban abortion. Clinic operators are on the move, doctors are counseling crying patients, donations are being poured into nonprofits, and one group is sending vans to administer abortion medications.

Some cities, such as Kansas City and St. Louis, are also planning to support travel logistics. The group is trying to help with everything from travel petrol cards to connecting patients with small aircraft pilots who are willing to transport patients to clinics in other states.

Dr. Joseph Ottrengi told KING-TV Seattle has the potential to be a potential “safe haven” for women seeking abortion.

“When a patient is expelled from his state to receive an abortion treatment, it also means that you expel the doctor from the state,” he said. “There will be doctors leaving Wyoming, doctors leaving Idaho, and doctors leaving places where they are not allowed to practice medical care in the ways they have learned and in the way patients deserve care.”



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