‘This is a nonpartisan issue’: Planned Parenthood’s Alexis McGill Johnson on fighting for reproductive rights

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the news has been full of stories about patients crossing state lines in order to access reproductive care. What often gets left out is the accompanying confusion created by abortion restrictions.

“I had a patient travel all the way from Mississippi,” said Sarah Traxler, an OB-GYN in Minnesota, “only for me to have to say, ‘It’s not safe for me to see you here in this clinic. You need to be seen in a hospital.”

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