Financial Times  |  June 27, 2022

Some Republican state lawmakers are also exploring clamping down on out-of-state telemedicine providers to prevent them from providing advice and abortion medication to their citizens, according to Katie Keith, associate research professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

“The [legal and practical] challenges here are unprecedented in scope,” Ms Keith said. “This is going to be pretty untested going forward.”

​​Nevertheless, experts warn that abortion providers may struggle to cope with the influx of women coming from other states seeking care if the flurry of Republican state legislation is passed. “The existing clinics and providers are already underfunded and under-resourced even in a protected state,” said Ms Keith. “It’s going to be crushing.”

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