More Than Four Decades After Roe v. Wade, What Stories Are We Telling About Abortion? | ThinkProgress
Over the past several years, conservative lawmakers have become particularly preoccupied with making sure that abortion is safe. Despite the fact that abortion clinics are already highly regulated and the rate of complications from the procedure is already incredibly low, politicians have furthered a narrative that abortion is dangerous. It’s been largely successful. Under the guise of patient safety, state lawmakers have advanced harsh clinic regulations that have forced dozens of clinics to close their doors. Six states have just one public clinic left that will perform abortions. Ironically, since women’s access to legal abortion has been severely compromised, some of them are being forced to resort to illegal alternatives — something that really can be dangerous.