In the last six years, our government has passed several abortion restrictions that have closed down abortion clinics around the country. Even if you’re not 100% pro-choice, John Oliver thinks you will agree that these restrictions are unnecessary and ultimately detrimental to women’s health. In this hilarious segment from Last Week Tonight, he explains why.
One law closed down clinics simply because their hallways weren’t wide enough. Another required doctors to tell female patients information not remotely supported by medical knowledge. Another prevented children who are rape survivors from accessing care.
Because of these restrictions, now North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Missouri are down to only one abortion clinic each. Check out the video to learn (and laugh) more.