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California physician proposes floating abortion clinic in Gulf to bypass southern states' restrictions
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A California doctor has suggested a floating abortion clinic be placed in the Gulf of Mexico to provide access to women in GOP-controlled states in the south that have enacted abortion restrictions following the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.
The high court's decision last month to overturn the 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade means each state can determine its own laws regarding abortion, and many Republican-led states in the south have abortion restrictions either already in place or tied up in the courts.
Dr. Meg Autry, an obstetrician, gynecologist and University of California San Francisco professor, came up with the idea. She said it is only in the fundraising stage through a non-profit called "Protecting Reproductive Rights Of Women Endangered by State Statutes," or "PRROWESS."