“It seems as though the dialogue surrounding abortion is constantly changing, with some politicians fighting to roll back reproductive rights while activists are at the forefront of the battle for healthcare and access to abortion services. With all of the noise in the news, the topic can easily get confusing — and overwhelming,” writes De Elizabeth over at Teen Vogue. “That’s why one teen has attempted to make abortion information accessible to people all over the country, in the form of an easy-to-read map. Maddy Rasmussen, 18, had an important revelation while interning at Legal Voice, an organization that aims to advocate for marginalized groups of women. The teen noted that the internet was lacking a comprehensive database or list of abortion clinics throughout the United States, so she decided to make one. Thus, the Safe Place Project was born: a website that outlines every abortion clinic in the country, in the form of a list and an interactive map.” De Elizabeth, “18-Year-Old Maddy Rasmussen Launches Online Database of Abortion Clinic Information,” Teen Vogue.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded... More by Jeanne Pinder