‘Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling

June 23, 2022

In her first week on the job at a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Amanda Kifferly was taught how to search for bombs.Such scenes have become familiar for providers and patients across the country over the decades since the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.The group and the hundreds of abortion clinics it represents have been on “heightened alert” since the opinion leaked, Fowler said.He told police he wanted to kill the justice because he was upset about the draft opinion as well as the fatal mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.As for what might occur next for abortion providers, much focus has been on how to provide care to people seeking it, should abortion be banned in more states.