“In Maricopa County, Planned Parenthood only has two providers to offer services. In Pima County, as well as the southern and eastern areas of Arizona, we have only one abortion provider. In the entire northern half of the state, there is only one health center that provides abortion care.
The hostile political climate in our state makes it difficult to recruit, hire and retain doctors to cover the gaps created by the physician-only rules. Arizona prohibits state-funded medical schools from training doctors to provide abortions, which limits the pool of candidates. It is especially difficult to recruit doctors to work in rural areas.”
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