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What Obstacles Do Women Face To Get An Abortion In America?

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Dr. Carole Joffe and Professor David Cohen, authors of the new book: Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America.

They argue that in order to broaden abortion access nationwide, we need to allow non-physicians to provide them. What are the obstacles that limit abortion access today and how can we break the barriers?

Guests:

Dr. Carole Joffe, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at ANSIRH

David Cohen, Professor of Law at Drexel University’s Kline School of Law

Web Resources:

Texas Standard: Study Finds Texas Women Are 'Self-Managing' Abortions At A Higher Rate

Mother Jones: Michigan Bill Would Force Doctors to Suggest Dangerous, Unproven "Abortion Reversal"

Mother Jones: On the Roe Anniversary, Let’s Consider One Seemingly Obvious Way to Expand Abortion Access

CBS News: California becomes first state to require access to abortion medication at public colleges

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.