Is Washington ready to be an abortion 'safe haven' promised by lawmakers?

As the fallout from the overturning of Roe vs. Wade continues, local clinics are calling for more support.

TACOMA, Wash. — Mona Walia has been running her abortion clinic in Tacoma since 2019. As an independent clinic owner, that puts her in a very small club in Washington.

In the four days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Walia said she’s already getting more calls from around the country, with many people asking if her clinic is still open.

“Washington state only has three independent providers right now that go up to the state’s legal limit for abortion care,” she said.

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