What It Really Takes to Get An Abortion

Related to Amanda Marcotte's story today on 10 States Where Abortion is Virtually Illegal For Some Women, the Third Wave Foundation has a new report out with data from their Emergency Abortion Fund, explaining all the barriers to abortion, particularly for young people and people of color. 

Jos Truitt at Feministing responds: 

This is intersectionality not as theory but lived reality, a snapshot of how multiple systems of oppression work together to keep people from accessing the health care they need. And it shows what many of us in the movement for abortion access keep saying: legal abortion means very little to many people when extreme barriers to access stand in their way.

Their report comes with this chilling infographic on what you'll need in many states to exercise your right to reproductive freedom. 

 

AlterNet / By Sarah Jaffe

Posted at June 13, 2011, 11:56am

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