In the month since the US Supreme Court ruled to strike down abortion as a constitutional right in the 1973 repeal. Face off against Wade According to the ruling, 43 clinics in 11 states have stopped providing abortion care.
Those are the numbers According to the Guttmacher Institute, A research group that supports abortion rights.
From June 24, the day the order was repealed, to July 24, seven states — Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas — went from having 38 abortion clinics to none between them. In 2020, these states accounted for 80,500 abortions.
All of these states have since enacted complete abortion bans Face off against Wade It was canceled, according to the organization, which focuses on sexual and reproductive health rights.
That same month, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee—states that passed bans on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy—got rid of a total of five abortion clinics.
“Before the sixth week of pregnancy, many people are not even aware that they are pregnant,” said the Guttmacher Institute. Even for those who recognize their pregnancy right away, they have a maximum of two weeks to decide whether to refer and then plan and perform an abortion.