Obstacles to Abortion in the United States

Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP


July 05, 2005

In This Article


Despite being a legal (and commonly used) medical procedure, numerous barriers have been placed in the way of women attempting to exercise their right to abortion and in the way of healthcare providers and educators attempting to assist women in exercising this right. This issue of "Women's Health in Context" considers obstacles, particularly those erected by the current United States administration, and calls for reform, education, and activism by those concerned about women's reproductive healthcare. (See footnote.)

Footnote: An earlier version of this article was published in the Journal of the American Medical Women's Association. Donohoe MT. Increase in obstacles to abortion: The American perspective in 2004. J Am Med Women's Assn 2005;60(1):16-25. Available at http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=1B138032-D567-0B25-57EE86AC69902184 . Accessed 6/21/05.


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