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Inside Four Abortion Clinics the Day Roe Ended

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The New York Times

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4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 27 June 2022

⏱️ 32 minutes

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This episode contains strong language and mentions sexual assault. The Supreme Court decision on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade sent abortion clinics into a tailspin. That day Rosenda, a receptionist at a family planning clinic in Arizona, spent eight hours on the phone telling women the clinic could no longer help them. “I wanted to hug her, I wanted to help her but I know I can’t,” she said of one patient she called. “I wanted to scream.” In the hours after the decision, we spoke to clinic doctors and staff members trying to make sense of the news.

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From the New York Times, I'm Serena Tavernici.

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This is the daily.

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You know, when you're really bad news, you're just sitting there.

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None, shock, and it can't really comprehend.

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That was honest with me.

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The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade,

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sent abortion clinics into a tailspin.

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The knees came through and it was this absolute horrendous dread.

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I think I'm in shock.

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I was more numb.

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Wow.

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In the hours after, my colleague's Lindsey Garrison, Diana Wynn and I,

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started making calls to clinic doctors and staff members.

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And she said, oh my god, what can I do for you?

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And I said, I don't know.

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Right this moment?

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I don't think there's a thing anybody can do.

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Who were trying to make sense of the news.

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Even for those that were expecting it,

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it's been a very tough decision to accept.

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It really had.

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I immediately started crying.

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