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Coronavirus—and restrictions on “elective procedures” in states like Texas—have made accessing reproductive healthcare harder than ever. But providers are getting creative.

“We’ve got hundreds of people who have extra rooms in their homes, mostly in Chicago and some in the Twin Cities,” says Diana Parker, the incoming executive director for Midwest Access Coalition, which offers practical support and assistance to abortion patients traveling to or from the Midwest.

“That is the first thing we put a pause on because we didn’t want to put hosts in a position to have to say, ‘No, I want to take care of myself.’ We didn’t want them to feel guilty. We also just didn’t want to help spread the virus among our clients or our volunteer base.”

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