ABORTION SERVICES CEASE IN TENNESSEE’S CAPITAL. HERE’S WHY

The Daily Caller | 6/28/2017 | Staff
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Nashville, Tennessee, now has no remaining facilities that offer abortions after the city’s last abortion clinic announced it will no longer provide abortions.

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi officials credited the cease in abortions to a shortage of physicians able and willing to perform the service, The Tennessean reported Monday.

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Women seeking to abort now must travel roughly 200 miles to clinics in Memphis and Knoxville.

The Nashville clinic will suspend abortion services “indefinitely,” according to a Planned Parenthood official, USA Today reported Tuesday. The clinic will also “undergo[] a period of quality improvement and will return with these services soon,” according to a statement from Planned Parenthood, USA Today reported.

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The Nashville clinic was not only the city’s only remaining clinic, but also the largest provider of abortions in Tennessee, according to USA Today.

The Women’s Center sued the state in 2015 over its law requiring women to wait 48 hours after visiting with a physician before having abortion, alleging that the...
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