Washington state providers preparing for out-of-state patients seeking abortion

According to a study, Washington state could see a 385% increase in patients seeking an abortion with the most coming from Idaho.

SEATTLE — Washington state healthcare providers are expecting to see an influx of patients seeking abortion services who are coming from other states.

A Seattle-area OBGYN Dr. Charlie Browne said just hours after the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn federal abortion protections, he was flooded with calls from out-of-state patients seeking an abortion.

Browne said he’s received death threats in the days before the Supreme Court’s official ruling, but said the decision’s impacts are too important not to speak out.

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