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University of Michigan Health System preparing to halt abortion services now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

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Officials from the University of Michigan Health System say that could change very suddenly, if the courts uphold the state’s 1931 law banning most abortions.

Dr. Lisa Harris works for U-M and specializes in reproductive health services.

“We’re needing to tell patients that although abortion care is legal today, it may not be when your procedure is scheduled, and that’s a conversation that’s really hard to have with patients.”

Dr. Harris says they are also seeing a significant increase in demand for their services from patients living in other states where abortion is now illegal.

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Taylor Pinson is a WEMU news reporter and engineer during WEMU's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
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