Patients from other states are traveling to western Washington to access abortion care, and clinicians in states where abortion has been made illegal also exploring career opportunities in Washington, says Dr.
Dr. Sarah Prager, a UW Medicine OB-GYN, discusses mifepristone availability ahead of hearing in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In a study, patients reported overall satisfaction, but those who came to clinical facilities said the visits were lengthy and lacking comfort.
Under this ruling, UW Medicine patients will continue to have access to abortion services while the appeals continue, including medication abortion care.
After court decisions in Washington and Texas, UW Medicine reaffirms its support for access to abortion care, including mifepristone.
Articles on smoking and gun control noted specialists' university affiliations about 90% of the time, but only 77% of the time with references to abortion.
Currently most abortion pills are dispensed by independent reproductive health clinics, said the paper's senior author.
Even with clinics nearby, many women choose telehealth visits and the U.S. Postal Service for prescriptions.