Already 43 abortion facilities have closed across the United States since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24.
And more are expected to close in the coming months because they no longer are allowed to make money killing unborn babies in abortions.
According to a new report at The 19th, seven states are completely abortion-free, and four more saw abortion facilities close as a result of their newly-enforced pro-life laws.
The report highlighted new data from the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group, that examined the impact of state pro-life laws on abortion facilities since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling.
The Guttmacher researchers found that all of the abortion facilities in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas have closed or stopped doing abortions as a result of their laws banning abortions.
According to Axios, 23 closed in Texas alone, along with five each in Alabama and Oklahoma, two in Arkansas and one each in Mississippi, Missouri and South Dakota.
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States that are enforcing heartbeat laws, which ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy, also have seen abortion facilities close.
In Tennessee, four have closed so far, and one shut down in Georgia. Ohio and South Carolina also have heartbeat laws that ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks, but none of the abortion facilities there have closed yet, according to the report.
The closures are forcing abortion providers to admit that killing unborn babies in abortions is big business. As Axios noted, “While clinics that offer abortion offer other reproductive health services, many of them depend financially on abortion” to stay open.
The 19th reports more:
Some clinics that have tried to continue offering other health services are finding finances difficult to sustain since abortion had been a main source of revenue. In Tuscaloosa, the owner of West Alabama Women’s Center — which offers services like affordable prenatal care and HIV treatments — previously told The 19th that she wouldn’t be able to keep her clinic open past September.
Some of the abortion facilities that closed plan to re-open in states like New Mexico and Virginia where abortions are still legal, but others have stopped doing abortions for good.
As a result, babies are being saved from abortions. In the seven states with full abortion bans, about 80,500 unborn babies used to be aborted annually, according to The 19th. While some pregnant mothers will travel to other states for abortions, many others will have their babies instead.
Pro-life laws do save lives, and even abortion activists admit it.
“… recent studies show that the majority of women who are prevented from reaching an abortion provider due to travel distance give birth as a result,” a group of 154 pro-abortion economists and researchers told the U.S. Supreme Court in a brief last year.
Diana Green Foster, a widely known abortion activist and researcher at the University of California San Francisco, wrote at Rewire in 2019: “Stop saying that making abortion illegal won’t stop people from having them. … [O]nly 48 percent of unintended pregnancies are aborted in countries where abortion is illegal compared to 69 percent where it is legal indicates that many women have to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.”
Under Roe, more than 63 million unborn babies were aborted in the United States. The 1973 ruling forced states to legalize abortion on demand up to viability and allowed abortions up to birth. Now, because of the Dobbs ruling, states may protect unborn babies by banning abortions again, and more than a dozen have done so.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates more than 110,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of the pro-life laws currently in place.
More states are trying to protect unborn babies from abortion. Indiana lawmakers met for a special session this week to pass pro-life legislation, and legal battles are being fought in Kentucky, Utah, Louisiana, Michigan and Wyoming to enforce their pro-life laws.