Texas Health Department Confirms Abortion Ban Saves 90 Babies From Abortions Every Day

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 1, 2022   |   7:02PM   |   Austin, Texas

A new report from the Texas health department confirms the state’s new abortion ban is saving as many as 90 babies from abortions each and every day. With the Texas heartbeat law having been in effect since September 1, that means as many as 13,860 babies have been saved from abortions in Texas.

new report from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) confirms a substantial drop in abortions in September 2021 after implementation of the Texas Heartbeat Act. The state agency reported a total of 2,197 abortions in Texas after the ban took effect, compared to  an astonishing 5,404 abortions committed the month before.

The 2,197 abortions in September represents a 60% decrease in abortions. Before the Texas Heartbeat Act, there were more than 160 abortions committed each day in Texas. In September, this plummeted to around 70 each day.

Texas Right to Life, the leading pro-life group behind the heartbeat law, tells LifeNews.com it’s delighted to know the law is saving babies.

Texas Right to Life Director of Media and Communication Kimberlyn Schwartz responded: “The success of the Texas Heartbeat Act is embodied by every child saved. For over 150 days, our work has rescued an estimated 100 babies per day. Our impact is only just beginning as more states seek to replicate our success and as we look to the Mississippi case that could overturn Roe v. Wade this summer.”

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Schwartz said she thinks the number of mothers who are reportedly headed to other states for abortions is overblown.

“Although some women may be traveling out of state to obtain abortion, those numbers are small and unconfirmed at this point,” she said.

While liberal media reports and abortion companies report high numbers of abortions on babies from mothers traveling out of state, Texas pregnancy centers also report record numbers of women deciding to choose life and parent their children, with their help and support.

Of the 2,197 abortions in September, only one is reported to have taken place between 17-20 weeks post-fertilization. HHSC verified this was a case where the life of the mother was in immediate danger. Notably, this was the only medically necessary abortion reported to have taken place in September.

Schwartz told LifeNews that pro-abortion critics of the Texas Heartbeat Act have been adamant that the new law will put women in danger, and that preventing them from receiving early abortions would require them to seek later abortions due to a medical emergency. The statistics don’t confirm that claim. On the other hand, some Pro-Life skeptics of the Texas Heartbeat Act asserted that abortionists would circumvent the law by carrying on business as usual and reporting everything as being a “medical emergency,” which is also not occurring.

“However, the actual data reveal both of these fears to be untrue. The fact that medically emergent abortions have not increased proves that they are not surging in necessity and that they are not being used as excuses,” the pro-life group explained.  “Texas Right to Life will continue to track the abortion reporting data as they are released to see the long-term impact of the Texas Heartbeat Act. In the meantime, we celebrate the lives being spared as a direct result of this life-saving law.”