USA – Why an independent abortion clinic is suing Planned Parenthood

Melissa Jeltsen with photographs by Thalía Juárez
Tue 6 Jun 2023

In a sign of tensions within the abortion rights community, a Manhattan clinic alleges the reproductive health behemoth poached one of its doctors, bringing it to the ‘point of implosion’

Parkmed NYC, an independent abortion clinic on the east side of Manhattan, is located in a nondescript office building that also houses the Ecuadorian consulate. Five days a week, the clinic is flooded with patients, many of whom have traveled long distances by bus, train or plane to evade abortion bans in their home states.