A survey of Houston abortion clinics and suggestions for improvement
Crabtree, Barbara Lorraine
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On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court made a ruling declaring the states' laws against abortions to be unconstitutional. Since that time, clinics and hospitals all over the country have been performing thousands of abortions each month, although in some states it is still difficult to obtain one. This study concentrates on three aspects of abortion: its current status in relation to the laws and the recent literature; the five abortion clinics in Houston, giving a general overview of how they operate and how they compare to one another; and lastly, the improvements the clinics need to make. The author reaches the conclusion that all the Houston clinics are highly conscientious in their efforts to perform safe and comfortable abortions, but there exists the need for improvements in such areas as counseling policy, community out-reach, and follow-up studies.