Serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, MI
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

More out-of-state patients coming to Michigan for abortion services

Planned Parenthood
Paul Sableman
Planned Parenthood clinic

Planned Parenthood of Michigan says the number of out-of-state patients seeking assistance from them has tripled since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year.

Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the overall number of people coming to the state for a procedure is up 66%.

Ashlea Phenicie is the Vice President of Communications for Planned Parenthood of Michigan. She says they’ve had to take additional steps to handle the growing demand.

“We increased appointment availability, hired additional staff members. We also have an abortion patient navigator. This staff member helps patients who are traveling from out of state.”

Phenicie says the demand for their services is going to increase even further after August 1st when abortion access in Indiana goes away.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU todayto keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at

Taylor Pinson is a former WEMU news reporter and engineer.
Related Content