Shortly after Roe’s fall, abortion is outlawed in 11 states, Most of them were in the South and Midwest: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. While other states prefer ban after six weeks of pregnancy (Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee).
And at least a month after this decision 43 clinics in North American countries They stopped having abortions, according to a study by the Guttmacher Institute.
Before the abolition of the right, the total 71 centers offering abortion In those eleven states and 30 days later, there are only 28 clinics offering abortion as a possibility, all located in four states that limit the ban to six weeks of pregnancy. 43 less in a month.
abortions in 2020
Two years ago, in 2020, these seven states performed a total of 80,500 abortionsThis amounts to an average of 6,700 abortions each month, as confirmed by another study by the Institute. But now, with the abolition of the right, thousands of people in need of abortion are finding themselves in these states. being forced to travel to another state to reach a clinicmanage your abortion yourself or carry out pregnancy.
However, in states where this is limited to six weeks of pregnancy, it’s a change that may be insignificant as many people don’t know about their pregnancy. even after two months (eight weeks), that is, of the eleven states where it is prohibited, these four in practice are added which assume this limitation.
Access to abortion is already very complex depending on the person’s situation and as the days and months go by, abortion bans will increase.
So, like states Kentucky and Florida Already they began limiting access to abortion to 15 weeks of pregnancy. On the other hand, in Wisconsin There is legal uncertainty about entitlement, and a total of 26 states are considering banning abortions as Roe has fallen.