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What do you think about the idea of opening abortion clinics on federal lands?

Asked by Brian1946 (29584points) 1 month ago

I received the following email from the office of AOC:

“Democrats can and must do more than wait for the next election. We have to secure our rights now, especially as red states move swiftly to cut off access to abortion care for millions of people.

One of the small steps that President Biden and the White House can take is opening abortion clinics on federal lands, especially in states where access to care is limited by inhumane state laws.”

E.g., if a resident of Cheyenne, WY goes to Yellowstone Park to get an abortion, would she be subject to prosecution if she returns to her residence?

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smudges's avatar

Unfortunately, no way would that ever fly. Talk about riots!

jca2's avatar

A friend told me he heard talk of opening abortion clinics on military bases, which is Federal property. I asked him if this is actually happening or is it just something being speculated and he said he didn’t know. I told him this type of speculation just serves to rile people up and is very possibly not accurate.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Most military bases have access to a federal hospital, however it is not open to the public because it is on Federal property.

smudges's avatar

The idea of providing abortions on Federal land was originally floated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

“White House downplays prospect of providing abortion services on federal lands
Vice President Kamala Harris and a White House official indicated the Biden administration is not pursuing the proposal put forth by a group of Senate Democrats.”

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