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State of Emergency for Women’s Health

6 states have only one abortion-care provider.

Soon, 1 state may have none.

We are in a state of emergency for women’s health in the U.S.

In America, the rate of death for women of reproductive age is on the rise. Women are 50% more likely to die in childbirth than 30 years ago, and Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die than white women. Sexually transmitted infections are at a record high in the U.S. for the 4th year in a row, with a 30% increase in the 5 years ending in 2017.

Against this troubling backdrop, access to reproductive care is under attack by an unprecedented wave of legislative actions that further threaten women's health.

On June 1, 2019, Missouri is poised to become the first state in the U.S. with NO health center that provides abortion.

If Roe is overturned, 1 in 3 women of reproductive age — more than 25 million women — would be living in states without abortion access. Banning abortion care will not stop abortion — it will stop safe, legal abortion care. And the cost will be women’s lives. We are in a state of emergency for women’s health. Barriers to reproductive care will only worsen health outcomes and exacerbate disparities and inequities.

— Dr. Leana Wen, President,
Planned Parenthood Action Fund

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