Texas Abortions Drop From 2,770 to 10 as Abortion Ban Saves Thousands of Babies

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 3, 2022   |   6:54PM   |   Austin, Texas

The Texas abortion ban is saving thousands of babies from abortions, according to a new study by the pro-abortion research group WeCount.

In Texas specifically, an estimated 2,770 abortions were done in April — which was already down from the 5-,6000 abortions a month done last year before the state’s heartbeat law took effect. With the Supreme Court overturning Roe and the state’s abortion ban taking effect the number of babies save has gotten even higher.

Now, just 10 abortions were done in the state in August.

“This means there are children alive today who otherwise would not have been if not for this Supreme Court decision and this epic victory,” said Kimberlyn Schwartz of Texas Right to Life.

“I expect more data will show we’re saving even more lives than what is being shown in this study,” she said.

Texas and more than a dozen other states began enforcing pro-life laws after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. Some of those laws are in effect while others, including the Ohio heartbeat law, have been blocked temporarily by court orders.

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Offsetting the abortion decrease by the number of women who traveled to other states for abortions, the study estimates approximately 10,000 unborn babies have been saved from abortions nation-wide as a result of the state pro-life laws in effect.

While the CDC and state health departments are notoriously slow to report abortion data, the new statistics came from a pro-abortion group that received its data directly from abortion facilities.

“Thirteen states banned or severely restricted abortion during those months, mostly in the South, and legal abortions in those states fell to close to zero, according to detailed estimates made by a consortium of academics and abortion providers,” the report said. “Nine more states added major abortion restrictions, and legal abortions in those states fell by a third. In states with bans and restrictions, there were about 22,000 fewer abortions in July and August, compared with the baseline of April, before the decision.”

That 22,000 decline in the number of babies killed was more than enough to offset the increase of 12,000 abortions in blue states that advertised abortions to women in pro-life states that protect women and children.

Texas saved the most babies from abortions, with a massive decline from April to August, when only 10 unborn babies were killed in abortions. In Texas alone, 5,470 babies were saved thanks to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling and the new state abortion ban.

As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with a 6-3 majority ruling in the Dobbs case. The justices decided that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” and began allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies again.