Ibeth Carrasco Writing 10 Professor Winek 3/22/19 Essay #3 - Annotated Bibliography / Rhetorical Analysis In the New York Times article What It Takes to Get an Abortion in the Most Restrictive U.S. State by Audrey Carlsen etc, the author compares the state of California against the state of Mississippi positions towards the steps a woman has to take in order to get an abortion performed in each respective state. In California who as of today has 107 clinics available throughout the state, 14 of those such in locations like Merced, Manteca, Vallejo, Tracy and so on do not perform abortions but instead refer the patients to locations that can; However in places like Mississippi there is only 1 planned parenthood available for the entire state however they do not perform abortions but there is currently only one clinic in the whole state who is able to perform abortions in Jackson Mississippi named Jackson Women's Health Organization. To get an abortion in California it's consistently easy and accessible for many woman. The steps are: Make a clinic appointment, Determine the cost dn coverage with most abortions prices ranging from $450 to $650, Make arrangements for transportation, child care and time off, Visit the clinic, Have an ultrasound to assess your options, Get lab work done, Receive counseling on risks and options, and finally sign a medical consent form to proceed with the abortion. However in Mississippi it is a much longer process the steps include: Make a clinic appointment, and the state has only one remaining abortion clinic, and Doctors are available only a few days per week. (In Mississippi, only ob-gyns can perform abortions. In California, nurse practitioners and others
can perform most abortions.) Determine how to cover the cost. Most abortions are $450 to $650. If you are on Medicaid, you will need to pay out of pocket or seek private financial aid. (In 2014, the income of about half of women having abortions was less than the federal poverty level, which was $11,670. Mississippi's Medicaid program, unlike California's, does not cover abortions, barring exceptional circumstances.) Make arrangements for transportation, child care and time off. If you are a minor, bring your birth certificate and photo IDs for you and your parent (As of 2016, Mississippi and 25 other states require parental consent for a minor who seeks an abortion.) or obtain a court order allowing for an abortion without parental involvement. Travel to Jackson, Mississippi, where the clinic is. (Women travel from up to four hours away by car. In 2014, 91% of women ages 15-44 in Mississippi lived in a county without an abortion clinic, compared with only 5 percent in California).Visit the clinic. Have an ultrasound to assess your options. Your provider will ask if you want to see the ultrasound, receive a copy of the image or hear the heartbeat. (In 26 states, abortion legislation includes provisions about ultrasounds. In Mississippi, an ultrasound is required and the provider must ask a patient if she wants to see the image.) If the ultrasound shows that you are more than 16 weeks pregnant, you
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