Here’s what it’s like to be an abortion clinic escort in Pittsburgh

By Sabrina Bodon | PublicSource | May 4, 2016

About 46 percent of women who got abortions in Allegheny County in 2014 were not residents of the county, according to Pennsylvania’s Department of Health annual Abortion Statistics report.

In 2014, slightly more than 4 percent of abortions in Pennsylvania were obtained by an out-of-state resident, according to the report.

A clinic escort stands down the street from the Allegheny Reproductive Health Center in East Liberty. The escorts volunteer to usher women from their cars to the clinic, shielding them from anti-abortion protesters. (Photo by Connor Mulvaney/PublicSource)