In the meantime, people in marginalized communities will be most profoundly impacted by such restrictive laws because access to necessary medical care may not be available or affordable, explains Kecia Gaither, M.D. “Marginalized women may not have the resources to travel out of state for care,” says Dr. Gaither, a double board-certified physician in ob-gyn and maternal-fetal medicine and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, New York. “This represents an enormous problem to mothers, and to the children born, as well as a massive infrastructure problem in terms of the facilities that will be needed to care for these unwanted children and children with special needs. This also represents a hardship for any mother forced to bring forth a child and potentially take care of it.”
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