Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf to bypass bans

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A California doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico as a way to maintain access for people in southern states where abortion bans have been enacted.

The idea is being spearheaded by Dr. Meg Autry, an obstetrician and gynecologist and a professor at the University of California San Francisco.

Autry says their legal team believes there is a swath of federal water where licensed providers could safely and legally provide abortions out of reach of state laws.

She said the proposal is in the fundraising stage

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7/10/2022 4:38:24 PM (GMT -5:00)