November 18, 2019

Planned Parenthood Launches Mobile App to Help Users Find Abortion Facilities

Planned Parenthood both announced and launched a new mobile application called the "Abortion Care Finder" last week. The app finds the nearest Planned Parenthood facility able to legally commit an abortion. If the nearest Planned Parenthood facility that can commit abortion is farther than 60 miles away, then the app will direct them to a different abortion provider.

Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill says that the app was created to counteract increased state regulation and clinic Planned Parenthood clinic closings. “Restrictions have just been coming so fast and furious,” she said to the New York Times.

Much of the legislation that would be restricting abortion is currently hung up in court battles, but an app like this will direct more and more women to cross state lines when possible and seek abortions in states like Illinois when they are restricted in other states.

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