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Inside a Michigan clinic, patients talk about abortion — and a looming statewide voteNov 07, 2022 | By Kate Wells in Michigan Radio
This article was originally published in Michigan Radio on November 7, 2022 . You can access the original article here: www.michiganradio.org/2022-11-07/inside-a-michigan-clinic-patients-talk-about-abortion-and-a-looming-statewide-vote
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The night before her abortion, Melissa had to travel to another state. She drove overnight from Ohio to Michigan, and didn’t reach her hotel until 3 a.m. But just a few hours later, she had arrived on time for her 8 a.m. check-in at the front desk of Northland Family Planning in Sterling Heights, Mich.
Melissa is part of a record surge of abortion patients pouring into Michigan since Roe v. Wade was overturned this summer. For nearly three months, Melissa says, she had been trying — and failing — to find an abortion closer to home. By the time she arrived at Northland, she was 14 weeks pregnant.