Collapse of the abortion care infrastructure: There aren’t enough hands to fill the gaps
Gerdts C, Rupani A, Conner K, Ragosta S. American Journal of Public Health. July 2022. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.306994
The past decade has seen a steady and dramatic increase in legislative attacks on abortion access in the United States, often under the perilous guise of “protecting women’s health.” A robust body of evidence has, however, demonstrated that access to abortion is vital to the health and well-being of pregnant people and their families and that restrictions on abortion access threaten public health.
This commentary highlights how in a post-Roe world, the ensuing financial, logistical, and legal barriers to abortion will keep far too many people from accessing abortion care—further exacerbating structural inequities and imperiling the health, lives, and reproductive well-being of millions of Americans.