Texas Abortion Doctors Face a Difficult Choice: To Flee or Not to Flee

Texas Abortion Doctors Face a Difficult Choice: To Flee or Not to Flee

texas abortion providers leaveWhen Dr. Samuel Dickman moved to Texas to work as an abortion doctor in 2019, he thought he’d found a long-term home. A graduate of Harvard Medical School who’d arrived by way of San Francisco, the 34-year-old was welcomed by the friendly, working-class community just outside downtown San Antonio, where he’s worked for the past three years at Planned Parenthood South Texas. For a physician seeking a meaningful place to do abortion care, it seemed the ideal location to put his medical skills to work.                Dickman, like so many in his field, knew that practicing abortion care in Texas had long been a challenge. State lawmakers have spent decades laying the groundwork to eradicate the procedure, constantly adding new rules and regulations to the practice of…

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