AP: Women facing restrictions seek abortions out of state

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 2019, AND THEREAFTER - In this Aug. 5, 2019, photo, Beth Vial, who didn’t learn she was pregnant until 26 weeks after chronic medical conditions masked her symptoms, poses for a portrait at her home in Portland, Ore. Vial was beyond the point when nearly every abortion clinic in the country would perform the procedure. Her only option for an abortion was New Mexico. She is one of thousands of women across the U.S. in recent years who have crossed state lines for an abortion. (AP Photo/Moriah Ratner)

ATLANTA — Thousands of women in the U.S. have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and the number of clinics has declined.