According to a new report released by the international pro-abortion nonprofit, Society of Family Planning, the lives of over 32,000 babies have been saved following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe V. Wade. The Society of Family Planning observes that after the Dobbs ruling, the rate of abortion in the country decreased from 13.2 per 1,000 women of reproductive age down to 12.3. The most noticeable reduction in abortion has taken place in states where anti-abortion laws are in effect. There are around 13 states in the country where abortion has been banned while in other states, abortion is prohibited after a certain time period following pregnancy.
Christian Headlines reports:
The lives more than 32,000 babies have been spared since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade last June, according to a new report from the Society of Family Planning, an international pro-abortion nonprofit.
The report noted that since the Dobbs decision “compared to the average monthly number of abortions observed in the pre-Dobbs period, there were 32,260 cumulative fewer abortions from July to December .”
Although the decline wasn’t linear on a monthly basis, it was evident that there were fewer abortions each month after the high court’s ruling.
Following the Dobbs ruling, the national abortion rate dropped from 13.2 per 1,000 women of reproductive age to 12.3 per 1,000 women, the Society of Family Planning notes.
The most significant abortion drops have been in states were anti-abortion laws were put in place which “witnessed a cumulative total of 43,410 fewer people who had abortions.”
There are about 13 states in which most abortions have been banned, including Idaho, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas.
Meanwhile, abortions in Georgia are prohibited after about six months of pregnancy while abortions in Arizona and Florida are prohibited after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In Utah, the gestational limit on abortions is 18 weeks, while the limit is 20 weeks in North Carolina.
According to Time Magazine, there was a 96 percent drop in abortions in the aforementioned 13 states from July to December as compared to those performed in April and May. There was also a 40 percent drop in abortions in Georgia.
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