. Texans overwhelmingly traveled out-of-state to get abortions after ban took effect « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Axios – Newly released data shows that Planned Parenthood health centers in Texas’ surrounding states saw a nearly 800% increase in abortion patients from Texas between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021.

“S.B. 8 has forced Texans to travel extraordinary distances to access constitutionally protected abortion care — and that’s only the people who are able to do so,” Alexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, said in a statement.

“Those who can’t find the money or get time off work, secure childcare, lodging, transportation, and other resources necessary to cross state lines are forced to carry pregnancies against their will or seek abortion outside of the health care system,” she added.

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