Bay Area Doctor Plans to Offer Abortions Via Boat Off the Gulf of Mexico

Protecting Reproductive Rights of Women Endangered by State Statutes, or PRROWESS, aims to offer surgical abortions to women in states like Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, via a vessel on federal waters

By Alyssa Goard
Published July 8, 2022

A Bay Area OB-GYN is organizing an effort to bring abortion services and reproductive healthcare to several southern states bordering the Gulf of Mexico via a ship sailing on federal waters.

Dr. Meg Autry, who also works as a professor at UCSF, had already been working to bring this effort to life. But when Roe v. Wade was overturned, Autry said their plans were accelerated.