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