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Abortion deserts

Abortion restrictions and political climates can make it impossible for clinics to stay open in many parts of the United States. As of 2017, we found there were 27 “abortion deserts” in the country: cities with populations of over 100,000 where people must travel more than 100 miles to reach a clinic. This means people who need abortions may have to consider transportation, child care, time off work, and sometimes the money to stay overnight in a hotel when they seek out care. For a view of where abortion facilities are located, visit our Abortion Facilities Map.

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