So, if you watch CNN/MSNBC/NBC (I haven't seen it on FOX yet but I'm sure it'll come on) or really any other news channel, you would have found out that there is a "women's health emergency" going on in Missouri as Missouri's last abortion clinic may lose its license, making MO the first state without an abortion clinic. So, everyone with already politically charged notions used this information to make fancy headlines such as black day for women since roe v wade and the like. On TV, unfortunately, some of my favorite news reporters, as well as abortion providers from that specific clinic who were obviously concerned about losing their job as anyone would were warning that, should the clinic lose the license, women would have to travel great distances for basic health services. Now here is the thing, this clinic is in MO's ultra-liberal city, aka STL (it may surprise some a.netters that there are liberal areas not on the coastlines). But what the media forgot (and the clinic's employees don't want you to know as they want their clinic to be saved though national spotlight) is that STL is one of the handful of cities in the country that extends into another state, that state being Illinois, where abortion is not regulated anywhere near the level it is in the MO side of STL. Sure enough, the border in Illinois is dotted with abortion providers, and the qualifications for abortions are much less strict. So this "abortion crisis" and these "long distances" that women have to travel are a 10-30 min max train or bus/car ride for the small percentage of individuals who are not already driving to Illinois for abortions as the MO law is already very strict on who can have an abortion. In STL, there is already a culture of driving/taking the train to get around state laws. Teens go to the Illinois side for Juuls and other smoking products as the age is 18 instead of 21 on the MO side, other Missourians go to Illinois for strip clubs which are conveniently located right by the welcome to Illinois sign, Illinois residents go to MO for cheap gas, and yes, MO women already go to and will keep going to IL for abortions, regardless of what happens to the clinic's license. So, let's wait until the clinic actually gets its license revoked and MO disassembles the bridges to IL before coming up with fancy headlines.
Here is an article about the situation that isn't as politically charged as the rest, but still neglects what I wrote abovehttps://www.nbcnews.com/health/womens-h ... n-n1011006
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Love how every "travel blogger" says they will never fly AA/Ethihad again and then says it again and again on subsequent flights.