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Abortion clinics in Kansas can't keep up with demand

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Kansas clinics that provide abortions are struggling to keep up with demand as patients travel from as far as Texas and Louisiana to receive care.

In August, Kansans voted to preserve the right to an abortion in the state constitution — immediately making Kansas a destination for nearby states where the procedure is illegal. Now, abortion clinics are struggling to keep up with demand. Steve Kraske spoke with Planned Parenthood Great Plains President & CEO Emily Wales and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Iman Alsaden about the struggle to stay above water in one of the only “abortion havens” of the Midwest.

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