‘A long time coming’: New medication abortion program launches on Cape and Islands

Starting today, people in rural parts of Massachusetts have more options when seeking abortions.

Although Massachusetts is among the states with the least restrictive abortion policies, advocates say there are still some regions of the state, especially the Cape and Islands, where it can be hard for people to access services, in some cases having to travel hundreds of miles to the nearest clinic, often at a high financial cost.

But through a new medication abortion program, Health Imperatives, which operates clinics in Brockton, Plymouth, Wareham, New Bedford, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, is making abortion care available in areas of the state that were previously without that service….”

By Molly
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