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Out Of State Abortions In Illinois On The Rise

More and more women from other states are coming to Illinois to seek abortions. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, in 2017, more than 55-hundred Illinois abortions were for women from out of state. That’s an increase of around a thousand from 2016. Are more restrictive abortion laws in neighboring states like Iowa and Indiana causing the change? We talked with Katie Watson, a bioethicist from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and author of the book Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law and Politics Of Ordinary Abortion









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