ARHP Commentary ― Thinking (Re)Productively| Volume 91, ISSUE 1, P1-5, January 2015

Referral-making in the current landscape of abortion access

      2014 has brought a number of abortion facility closures in the United States, often as a result of targeted legislation aimed at limiting the provision of abortion. As these closures decrease the availability of already limited services, women will require greater assistance locating and accessing abortion care. In this context, abortion referral-making—defined here as a process of connecting a woman in need of abortion care with a facility that provides services—may be a critical, yet for many years overlooked, component of access.
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