USA – Abortion Access Is Infrastructure

When the FDA opened up abortion access where telemedicine is available, it left behind patients who live in areas that lack strong broadband infrastructure.

Mar 17, 2022
Shalini Raichur, Rewire News

The ability to stay home during an ongoing global pandemic and still get health care is a privilege not everyone is afforded in the United States, and the digital divide separates those who can use the internet to access a range of health services, such as telemedicine, and those who cannot.

Despite gains in increasing access to broadband internet across the country, rural people continue to be left behind. Rural adults are less likely than suburban and urban adults to have in-home broadband, less likely to own traditional computers or tablets, and more likely to report major problems accessing high-speed internet.