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An abortion clinic is a medical facility that primarily performs or specializes in abortions. Such clinics may be public medical centers or private medical practices.


Attacks on abortion clinics

Pro-life advocates have protested abortion clinics through picketing and vigils. Some have resorted to terrorism tactics such as arson or bombings. Over a fifteen year period there have been 167 attacks on abortion clinics of one form or another.[2]

In the U.S., violence directed toward abortion providers has claimed the lives of 8 people, including 4 doctors, 2 clinic employees, a security guard, and a clinic escort. These are:

A fifth doctor, George Patterson, was shot in Mobile, Alabama on August 21, 1993, but it is uncertain whether his death was the direct result of his profession or rather a robbery.[1]


  • It is estimated[citation needed] that one in five Medicaid-eligible women who want an abortion cannot obtain one.
  • In the U.S., 84% of all counties have no abortion services; of rural counties, 95% have no services.
  • Nine in ten abortion providers are located in metropolitan areas.
  • 33 states do not provide funding for abortion procedures.
  • 88% of all OB/GYN residency programs do not train in first-trimester abortions; 93% do not train in second-trimester abortions.
  • Abortion is the most commonly performed OB/GYN surgical procedure, but almost half of all graduating OB/GYN residents have never performed a first-trimester abortion.
  • 39 states have parental involvement laws requiring minors to notify or obtain the consent of their parents in order to obtain an abortion.
  • 21 states require state-directed counseling before a woman may obtain an abortion.
  • Many states require women seeking abortions to receive scripted lectures on fetal development, prenatal care, and adoption.
  • 12 states currently enforce mandatory waiting periods following state-directed counseling; this can result in long delays and higher costs.[2]


  1. ^ Crow, Karen. (August 19, 2005). A Violent Week in August. Choice! Magazine. Retrieved January 25, 2007.
  2. ^ Boston Women's Health Book Collective (1998) [1] Our Bodies Ourselves For The New Century. Retrieved November 15, 2009.

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