Gynaecologist moots floating abortion clinic to bypass US bans

Dr Meg Autry, from California, says the boat would offer women a range of care that's been curbed in four states after the repeal of Roe v Wade
Australian Associated Press
Dr Meg Autry.

A Californian doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico as a way to maintain access for people in southern states where abortion bans have been enacted.

The idea is to provide a clinic aboard a ship in federal waters, and out of reach of state laws, that would offer first trimester surgical abortions, contraception and other care, said Dr Meg Autry, an obstetrician and gynaecologist and a professor at the University of California San Francisco.