87% of counties

87% of counties in the U.S. have no abortion provider

Lack of access to abortion care is a national problem. 87% of counties in the U.S., where over 35% of women live, have no abortion provider. This reality is dangerous for women’s health because when legal abortion is unavailable, some women turn to illegal procedures which can be lethal. In fact, before abortion was legal, illegal abortions accounted for 17% of all deaths attribute to pregnancy and childbirths in 1965. The bottom line is that abortion is legal and it must be accessible. Women will turn to unsafe and cheaper alternatives in the absence of accessible abortion care.

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