Advocates say Kip’s lack of abortion services forces travel time

While women in Massachusetts will retain the right to abortion whether or not the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, Cape and Islanders have faced geographic obstacles to pregnancy termination services for years.

“The closest access to abortion care is more than 90 miles away,” said Senator Julian Sear, D-Truro.

“The closest location for a surgical abortion is Boston or Attleboro,” Sayer said.

Over the years, there has been a lot of talk but little action about replacing the services that the Hyannis Women’s Health Center was providing.

The Camp Street abortion provider closed in 2008 when a client died after the procedure.

more:The release of a doctor imprisoned in the Hyannis abortion case, in 2010

The doctor who runs the clinic, Rabin Osathanund, lost his medical license and was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of a woman whose heart stopped while under anesthesia.

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