Staffing shortages could strain abortion providers in Illinois

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Illinois hospitals and clinics are expecting an additional 20,000 to 30,000 patients a year, if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. But health care professionals say burnout and staffing shortages have reached crisis levels during the pandemic.

Reset discusses what this could mean for the future of abortion care in Illinois.

GUESTS: Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ’s public health and politics reporter

Dr. Allison Cowett, medical director of Family Planning Associates

Dr. Amy Whitaker, chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood of Illinois

via WBEZ Chicago

May 16, 2022 at 05:40PM

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