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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?


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.