Maryland – A safe haven for late abortions

At a clinic in Maryland, desperate patients arrive from all over the country to terminate their pregnancies.

Photographs by Maggie Shannon
February 5, 2024

For several years, Morgan Nuzzo, a nurse-midwife, and her friend and colleague Diane Horvath, an ob-gyn, talked about opening a clinic that would provide abortions in all trimesters of pregnancy. In May, 2022, the draft opinion of the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade was leaked, infusing their plan with fresh urgency. The women had launched a GoFundMe campaign earlier that spring, noting that stand-alone clinics made up the majority of providers offering abortion after fifteen weeks, and that many of these had closed in recent years. Within weeks, Nuzzo and Horvath had raised more than a hundred thousand dollars; that summer, they started training employees for the new clinic, Partners in Abortion Care, in College Park, Maryland. They saw their first patient that October, and by the end of 2023 they had treated nearly five hundred. The youngest was eleven years old, the oldest fifty-three.

Continued: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/02/12/a-safe-haven-for-late-abortions


Maryland abortion provider: ‘It’s like trying to run a clinic on a foundation of quicksand’

Partners in Abortion Care cofounder Morgan Nuzzo reflects on the clinic’s first year, one marked by the absence of federal abortion rights

BY: SOFIA RESNICK
DECEMBER 21, 2023

Morgan Nuzzo, an advanced practice clinician nurse-midwife, started Partners in Abortion Care in Maryland about a year ago with Dr. Diane Horvath, an OB-GYN who specializes in complex family planning. The clinic is among the few in the country that provides abortions in the third trimester of pregnancy. Abortions that late in pregnancy are rare and often sought because of health risks to the pregnant person or because of a fatal fetal diagnosis.

In June, Nuzzo and other abortion providers and reproductive health experts told States Newsroom that, with the end of Roe v. Wade, they had begun to see a rise in later abortions in the U.S. because of diminished access and increased wait times and costs. But surprisingly, Nuzzo said that in the last few months her clinic has seen a drop-off in patients seeking later abortions, something she suspects could be due to patients not being aware or informed of other options when they can’t access abortion in other states, or because they’re unable to travel.

Continued; https://sourcenm.com/2023/12/21/its-like-trying-to-run-a-clinic-on-a-foundation-of-quicksand-maryland-abortion-provider-says/


Are Blue States Ready To Relax Their Bans On Later Abortions?

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
JAN. 30, 2023

You hear people say the term “third rail” all the time in politics, usually in reference to an issue that is too volatile — too charged — to touch. For decades, abortion later in pregnancy has been one of those issues. As recently as four years ago, a proposal to loosen restrictions on third-trimester abortions went down in flames in Virginia after Republicans accused Democratic lawmakers of advocating for infanticide — an attack that was misleading but effective.

But the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade, has changed the current running through the abortion debate. And now Democratic legislators may have new opportunities to try and expand abortion rights — including abortions in the late second and early third trimester of pregnancy.

Continued: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-blue-states-ready-to-relax-their-bans-on-later-abortions/


Maryland – Inside the Race to Open an All-Trimester Abortion Clinic

When Roe v. Wade fell, restrictions and bans created an access bottleneck for people seeking abortions, fueling a rising need for later-pregnancy terminations. Here, Cosmo goes behind the scenes of one clinic’s fight to open its doors.

by T.S. MENDOLA
NOV 14, 2022

At any other kind of clinic, the man in the baseball cap wouldn’t warrant attention. He’s just leaning against his bike, smoking a cigarette in the courtyard. But to Morgan Nuzzo, his presence is ominous. It’s 94 degrees this Tuesday afternoon in College Park, Maryland, and the man wears all black. Minutes tick by. He doesn’t make a move toward any of the businesses in the building.

Continued: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a41558326/partners-in-abortion-care-clinic-all-trimesters/


Abortion providers are trying to open new clinics as close as possible to states with bans

Providers hope the new clinics can help serve the surge of patients now expected to travel for abortions.

Shefali Luthra, Health Reporter
July 11, 2022

Whole Woman’s Health announced plans to close its four Texas abortion clinics and open one in neighboring New Mexico.

CHOICES, based in Memphis, Tennessee, is opening a clinic in Carbondale, Illinois, the closest state expected to protect abortion rights.

https://19thnews.org/2022/07/abortion-providers-new-clinics-borders-states-bans/


USA – What It’s Like To Open An Abortion Clinic Right Now

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
JUN. 16, 2022

Late last year, Dr. Diane Horvath and Morgan
Nuzzo decided they wanted to take the plunge and start their own business. They
looked for funding from traditional and not-so-traditional sources, figured out
creative ways to cut costs and hired lawyers to help them navigate the world of
business leases, bank loans and incorporation documents.

It’s a journey familiar to entrepreneurs all over the country — but unlike
Horvath and Nuzzo, those entrepreneurs aren’t opening an all-trimester abortion
clinic.

This is the first entry in a series tracking what it’s like to open an
all-trimester abortion clinic in the U.S. as abortion rights are being
curtailed.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-its-like-to-open-an-abortion-clinic-right-now/