Report: 43 abortion centers in 11 states have stopped killing babies since Roe v. Wade overturned by Calvin Freiburger for Life Site News
Contrary to left-wing arguments, pro-life laws do reduce abortions.
At least 43 abortion facilities in 11 states have stopped committing abortions in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s fall a month ago, gutting the longstanding pro-abortion talking point that changing laws does not reduce abortions.
“As of July 24, 30 days after the fall of Roe, 11 states — all in the South and Midwest — had either banned abortion completely (Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas) or implemented a ban on abortion starting at six weeks of pregnancy (Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee),” Guttmacher said.
“Prior to the Supreme Court decision on June 24, these 11 states had a total of 71 clinics that provided abortion care. As of July 24, there were only 28 clinics still offering abortions, all located in the four states with six-week bans,” the group continued. “Across these 11 states, the number of clinics offering abortions dropped by 43 in just one month.”
A little over one month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, deciding 6-3 to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and 5-4 to overturn Roe, the 1973 precedent that forced all 50 states to allow most abortions.
“Roe’s constitutional analysis was far outside the bounds of any reasonable interpretation of the various constitutional provisions to which it vaguely pointed,” conservative Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
Roe’s overturn, which did not ban abortion directly but allowed the issue to be decided once more by the American public via their elected branches of government, sparked the restoration or activation of scores of pro-life laws across the country, including pre-Roe bans that have gone unenforced for almost half a century, more recent measures blocked by lawsuits, and “trigger laws” designed to automatically ban abortions once Roe was gone.
In response, abortion giant Planned Parenthood quickly begun suspending abortionsand/or closing locations, and pro-life attorneys general have declared their intentionsto enforce their states’ duly-enacted abortion prohibitions.