Illinois City Becomes New Abortion Haven for Out-of-State Women

July 16, 2023

Following the 2022 SCOTUS decision that overturned Roe v Wade, abortions have become banned or heavily restricted in at least 14 states. In response, women who want to terminate their pregnancies are traveling further distances, sometimes across several state lines. Jessica Gomez heads to Carbondale, Illinois to speak with women, abortion providers, and activists on both sides of the issue, about the city’s new role as a so-called abortion safe haven.