Birth Center Closures Mean Lack of Access to Women's Health Services

Aug 31, 2017

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On this West Virginia Morning, 50 years ago, there were about 65 birth facilities in West Virginia. Now, there are 24, which means increased drive-time for access to care for today’s pregnant mothers. As Kara Lofton reports, closure of these facilities also means decreased access to women’s health services.

Also on this show, scientists say that there will be winners and losers when it comes to climate change’s impact on agriculture. The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant looked at what that might mean for the food produced in Pennsylvania.