The clinics are spread across 27 different states.
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Ever since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, legislators have sought to undermine its power by passing laws that force abortion clinics to close. Following another big push of legislation in 2010, more than 54 clinics have been forced to shut their doors, according to The Huffington Post’s nationwide survey of state health departments, abortion clinics and abortion advocacy groups.
The clinics are spread across 27 different states. Several additional clinics are only still open because judges have thus far blocked legislation that would have shut them down– or at the least have made it very difficult to continue to operate. Most new laws do not directly outlaw abortion– that would go directly against the Supreme Court’s standing decision– but they can cut off a clinic’s access to monetary resources.