Map of the Day: Half of recent abortion clinic closures due to anti-choice laws

Map of clinic closures by state since 2011

Although the massive anti-choice law that’s forced at least a dozen clinics in Texas to cease their services recently has probably gotten the most attention, the Lone Star state is hardly the only place where it’s getting harder and harder to find an abortion provider. 

In the summer, HuffPo reported that 54 abortion clinics across 27 states ended their abortion services or shut their doors entirely since 2010. The latest tally, from Business Week, is up to at least 73 clinics since 2011New anti-choice laws–a whopping 203 of them passed in 30 states in recent years–are responsible for roughly half of the closures.

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Maya DusenberyMaya Dusenbery is tired of this shit.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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