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Crossing State Lines to Obtain Reproductive Health Services

September 27, 2022

Read how the federal government, through three recent pieces of proposed legislation, would provide additional safeguards and resources to allow expanded interstate travel for abortion. Gain insights from Troutman Pepper partner Virginia Bell Flynn on interstate travel considerations regarding abortion services, including proposals to expand Medicaid to protect access to abortion care for individuals residing in states with the most restrictive abortion bans, and a breakdown of legal and logistical barriers for providers of abortion services in restrictive states.

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