The clinic staff spent Friday canceling the appointments of 60-70 patients scheduled for abortions in the coming weeks. “Some patients broke down and could not speak through their sobbing. Some patients were stunned and didn't know what to say. Some patients did not understand.”
The only abortion clinic in West Virginia is no longer performing abortions, as of today. “Roe has never been enough, but in states like West Virginia, it was the only thing protecting abortion access,” executive director Katie Quinonez said. apnews.com/article/live-upda…

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The Women’s Health Center of West Virginia opened in 1976 as the state's 1st abortion clinic. For the past 7 years, it has been the only clinic offering abortions in West Virginia as others have shuttered amid an increasingly hostile political climate.
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The clinic is committed to staying open to provide STI testing and treatment, birth control and other services. But eliminating abortion services will slash the clinic’s budget by 40%. “Obviously, if we cannot close our budget gap, we might have to make cuts,” Quinonez said.
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Staff at an Alabama clinic had to turn away patients in the waiting room. Some had traveled from Texas. “A lot of them just started breaking down crying. Can you imagine if you had driven 12 hours to receive care in this state and you are not able to?” apnews.com/article/abortion-…
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Women’s Health Center of West Virginia staff are now referring patients to abortionfinder.org. People enter their zip code, the first day of their last menstrual period & their age and the site populates a list of the closest clinics where they can access abortion services.
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The "Woman's Choice" anti-abortion center has sat next to West Virginia's only abortion clinic for years. Advocates worry more patients could wind up there post-Roe. “You shouldn’t be able to pose as a medical facility and straight-up lie to patients." apnews.com/article/abortion-…
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They need to put a baby drop box at the Supreme Court.
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Is there any way for those of us in blue states to immediately help these women?
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Just to make this clear! Not a dime to DNC! Support these abortion funds! #RoeVsWade #SupremeCourt arc-southeast.org/
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