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Opinion: Sexual assault survivors in rural Colorado need quality abortion services close to home

Pending state legislation is a step toward equity for survivors who deserve the same access, respect and dignity as any other patient.

“Survivors who live in rural areas should be given the same access and treatment as someone with private insurance or the means to pay out of pocket for care. They should be able to use their coverage to be treated in the comfort of their home community — or certainly, at least nearby — by the appropriate licensed provider.”

Brie Franklin is executive director of Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault and has been working in the movements to end sexual and domestic violence since 1998.

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