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This Magazine Can Help You Get an Abortion

As the nation grapples with the consequences of Roe v. Wade’s likely demise, the May 23–June 5 issue of New York Magazine features a practical guide, reported by Camille Squires and introduced by Irin Carmon, to the abortion clinics in each state, how to reach them, and the services they offer — plus a guide in eight parts of where to seek services if abortion is banned, or further restricted, in your state. Understanding that the ability to access care depends largely on where a patient resides, the guide will live on the Cut as a searchable online database of abortion clinics, abortion funds, and other resources intended to help individuals locate abortion services and practical support near them.

New York Magazine published its first guide to where and how to find abortion services in New York in 1972, the year before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in all 50 states. Now, in 2022, it’s clear these resources are more relevant than ever,” said Lindsay Peoples, editor-in-chief of the Cut. “I’m incredibly proud of the Cut team for introducing this exhaustively researched guide as both a print and digital endeavor. My goal for the Cut is always to be a resource for what women need, and we are committed to making this guide available for free for all who need them.”

The Cut’s online tool will allow users to search by Zip Code for professional providers, including clinics, hospitals, and independent OB/GYNs, as well as abortion funds, transportation options, and information for remote resources like receiving the abortion pill by mail.

The print issue, which will also be available online free to all readers, includes a rundown of abortion pills by contributor Rebecca Grant; information for women seeking abortions in areas where it has been criminalized, by writing fellow Bindu Bansinath; tips to protect your digital footprint by senior writer Katie Heaney; a realistic first-person account of self-managed abortion by contributor Isadora Gold; how to look out for deceptive, anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” by staff writer Claire Lampen; where to find the money, transportation, and child care necessary, and being wary of Reddit “aunties” who can offer potentially harmful advice on seeking an abortion, by contributor Lauren Rankin; and finally, DIY-abortion risks and realities by contributor Julia Craven.

“In our last issue, Barbara Kruger’s cover highlighted the danger many Americans will face in a post-Roe world,” said New York editor-in-chief David Haskell. “This issue is part two: an important, useful piece of service journalism that we hope reduces some of the hardship millions of Americans seeking an abortion will likely soon face.”

This Magazine Can Help You Get an Abortion