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Adolescents faced obstacles getting abortions. The Supreme Court just made it harder

Added 06-28-22 12:07:02pm EST - “The legal and logistical obstacles young people face in accessing reproductive health care became more complicated with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, experts say.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Adolescents faced obstacles getting abortions. The Supreme Court just made it harder”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Protesters hold up signs during an abortion-rights rally on Saturday in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

Before last week, adolescents seeking abortions in the U.S. already had to struggle through a thicket of legal hurdles and logistical challenges to access reproductive health care.

A number of states have already banned or severely restricted abortions in light of the ruling — laws that apply equally to adolescents and adults.

Young people who go out of state to seek abortions elsewhere in the U.S. may run up against laws requiring parental involvement, which are common across the country.

That's to say nothing of the unique logistical barriers young people face. Some adolescents aren't old enough to drive, and minors can't buy a plane ticket. Bus companies also have age-based restrictions.

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