Today in Cis Privilege: Judge to Texas women: No abortion clinic within 150 miles? Just drive fast!

Texas, like so many other states in the country, is in the middle of a reproductive health crisis. As a result of the state’s sweeping new abortion restrictions (and years of Republican-led assaults on clinics and women’s health programs), 34 clinics have been forced to scale back services or cease providing abortions altogether; 12 clinics have closed outright. Shuttered clinics and reduced services have created access deserts when it comes to abortion, leaving thousands of women across the state — particularly in the Rio Grande Valley region — with no meaningful way to obtain reproductive healthcare.

http://www.salon.com/2014/01/07/judge_to_texas_women_no_abortion_clinic_within_150_miles_just_drive_fast/

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