In states where abortion is severely limited or illegal, clinicians face imminent prosecution if they continue to provide abortions. What is much less clear is what happens if providers in blue states offer telemedicine abortions to women in states where that’s against the law. These clinicians, too, could be arrested or sued or lose their medical licenses. To protect themselves, they may have to give up traveling to certain parts of the country — and it’s still no guarantee.
In the face of so much uncertainty and an invigorated anti-abortion movement, large organizations and most clinicians are loath to gamble.
But some providers think that the end of Roe v. Wade calls for doctors to take bold action.
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