Gosnell’s clinic is an extreme version of what I call “rogue clinics,” facilities that today prey on women, primarily women of color and often immigrants, in low-income communities.
Around the world — even here in Pennsylvania — women face obstacles to legitimate medical care, including preventive services like contraception, prenatal care and safe abortion care. However, such obstacles — legal and financial barriers, social stigma or language barriers — do not affect all women equally.
Dr. Gosnell’s story reminds me that too many women in this country can’t get the kind of care my colleagues and I offer. I am more dedicated than ever to making safe abortion an option for everyone.
The Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia is what illegal abortion looks like – because it’s what illegal abortion is.
The arrest on murder charges of a doctor who provided abortions is horrific but the case is an outlier and not typical of the high-quality abortion care provided by NAF members.
The Medicaid ban on abortion funding and state restrictions requires poor women in Philadelphia and around the country to face horrific choices when they need an abortion.