Planned Parenthood in Arizona Resumes Abortion Services at Two Clinics

Two of the Planned Parenthood clinics in Arizona that could no longer provide abortions due to a new state law that made it illegal for anyone other than a doctor to dispense abortion drugs or do a surgical first trimester abortion will soon be resuming services.

Via AZ Central:

Planned Parenthood of Arizona will resume abortion services at its north Phoenix and Chandler clinics by the end of the month.

The organization halted abortion services at all but three clinics statewide in late August after several state laws went into effect requiring that only physicians dispense medication abortion pills or perform first-trimester surgical abortions. Before, a nurse practitioner or physicians assistant could perform those duties. Planned Parenthood at the time was unable to find enough doctors to continue providing abortions at all of its locations, particularly those in the more rural areas of Flagstaff, Yuma and Prescott Valley.

The only three clinics that continued to provide abortions were in Tucson, Tempe and Glendale.

Sadly, the news does little to help the women in rural areas, where clinics are still without doctors to provide abortion care, forcing them to incur large expense and travel to obtain their own legal, safe abortion.

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