Aprile RickertReporter, Side Effects and WFPL
Aprile is WFPL's health reporter. Rickert comes to WFPL from the News and Tribune in Southern Indiana, where she covered crime and courts as a senior reporter.
A New Albany native, she spent nearly two decades in Louisville before recently moving back across the river to Jeffersonville.
Several states’ abortion bans are caught up in the courts due to legal challenges. The ever-changing abortion landscape is a source of confusion while demand for services remains high.
Millions of people are poised to lose access to abortion across Kentucky and parts of the Midwest pending court battles and elections. More pregnancies mean more need for prenatal care in a region already lacking.
A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court this summer could remove federal protections for abortion across the U.S. Most of the Midwest — and about half of all states — are certain or likely to ban or severely restrict access to abortion if given the chance.