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Medical residents are starting to avoid states with abortion bans, data shows

May 09, 2024 | By Julie Rovner and Rachana Pradhan in NPR
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Featuring MSFC’s Chapter Leaders, Isabella Rosario Blum and Hannah Light-Olson

Isabella Rosario Blum was wrapping up medical school and considering residency programs to become a family practice physician when she got some frank advice: If she wanted to be trained to provide abortions, she shouldn’t stay in Arizona.

Blum turned to programs mostly in states where abortion access — and, by extension, abortion training — is likely to remain protected, like California, Colorado and New Mexico. Arizona has enacted a law banning most abortions after 15 weeks…

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