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As South Bans Abortion, Thousands Turn to Illinois Clinics

Mar 25, 2023 | By Amanda Seitz in AP News
This article was originally published in AP News on March 25, 2023. You can access the original article here:

Featuring MSFC’s alumna, Dr. Colleen McNicholas.

Dr. Colleen McNicholas is fresh off performing two abortions when a ringing phone quickly stops her.

“Oh, ugh,” she said, eyes widened, before she darted off to another room.

Just the day before, 58 women had abortions at the Fairview Heights’ Planned Parenthood clinic, 15 miles east of St. Louis. But the new day is still stacked with appointments; as many as 100 abortion and family planning patients might walk through the doors.

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