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Planned Parenthood of Flossmoor sees increase in abortion patients, protesters and clinic escorts

Planned Parenthood in Flossmoor has seen an increase in of out-of-state patients seeking abortions since Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, was overturned on June 24.

Previously, Flossmoor Planned Parenthood had “around 6% of its patients traveling from another state,” said Chanelle Brown, who is with the communications team at Planned Parenthood of Illinois. “After Roe fell, that number jumped to almost 19% of Flossmoor patients from another state.” 

Brown said the number of clinic escorts and protests also have increased.

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