Access To Abortion Could Be Curtailed Under Trump Administration

A health care provider interviews a patient at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston in 2013.

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A health care provider interviews a patient at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston in 2013.

Steven Senne/AP

Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Women’s Health had been having a banner year. Her organization, based in Charlottesville, Va., operates several abortion clinics around the country and brought a legal challenge that led the Supreme Court to issue a landmark ruling this past summer.

The court struck down abortion restrictions in Texas, setting a precedent that abortion rights groups believe could help turn back a wave of restrictions passed by legislatures across the country in recent years.

But now that Donald Trump is the president-elect? “I’m devastated,” Miller says. “I feel stunned. I’m numb.”

Trump’s election could have a profound impact on access to abortion. He has said he’ll nominate Supreme Court justices who would be likely to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized the procedure. And he’s set to take office with one opening on

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/10/501573568/trumps-election-could-greatly-reduce-access-to-abortion?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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