According to the abortion advocacy group #WeCount, there has been a reported decrease of at least 25,000 abortions in the United States following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. #WeCount is a project of the Society of Family Planning that obtains regular abortion data from facilities across the country. The data, released last month, shows that from July 2022 (the month after the Supreme Court ruling) to March 2023, there were 25,640 fewer abortions performed nationwide. #WeCount compared these findings with the number of abortions carried out between April and May 2022, prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned the 1973 Roe decision.
The Christian Post reports:
An abortion advocacy group reports that there were at least 25,000 fewer abortions conducted in the United States in the months following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, an updated figure that puzzles some pro-life advocates.
#WeCount, a project of the Society of Family Planning that receives monthly abortion data from abortion facilities nationwide, released data last month, finding that from July 2022 (the month after the ruling) to March 2023, there were 25,640 fewer abortions nationwide.
#WeCount compared its recent findings to the number of abortions performed between April and May 2022 before the high court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which reversed the 1973 Roe decision.
The #WeCount researchers developed a database of all clinics, private medical offices, hospitals and telehealth providers in the country and asked them to share their monthly abortion counts.
By the researchers’ admission, their analysis was unable to assess the number of abortions performed outside of a formal setting, such as the use of chemical abortion pills provided by Aid Access. The European organization, founded by Dutch physician Rebecca Gompers in 2018, ships abortion pills to the U.S., even to areas that have strict abortion laws.
Women typically obtain the abortion pill through Aid Access after visiting the group’s website and answering a series of questions, including how far along they are in pregnancy. The medical team then sends a prescription for the abortion pill to the pharmacy.
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