The Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America (SBA) group claims that approximately 60,000 abortions have been prevented in pro-life states since Roe V. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court last year. SBA had a press conference to discuss the matter in those specific states and how the numbers of abortions has declined significantly since Supreme Court made their decision that sparked a major debate across America.
The statistics may not be fully accurate as SBA suggested they don’t have data from every single state just yet, but the pro-life states are seeing a decrease in abortions and the data is currently being updated, according to a report on Daily Caller. That report further discussed the press conference held by the SBA to inform the public:
SBA held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the state of the pro-life movement in the states over the last year and noted that the number of abortions has fallen since the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. SBA Pro-Life America Vice President of State of Affairs Stephen Billy responded to a question about the impact of the number of abortions since Dobbs and said that while specific data is hard to obtain, rough estimates have shown 60,000 abortions have been prevented due to legislation in the states.
Billy spoke about the data being difficult to get from some other states who aren’t providing information to the CDC. Billy was quoted saying the following:
“Yeah, so data is really tough on this issue, states like California and New York don’t even provide a lot of data to the CDC, but what we do know from looking at WeCount, which is a pro-abortion group, who has put out data and done surveys of the abortion centers across the country… We’ve seen about 60,000 abortions that have decreased from prior to Dobbs to now in the states that have pro-life laws in place.”
Of course, this could change at any moment if there’s any further action by the Supreme Court in one way or another. Statistics on topics like this are difficult to manage when the data comes from so many sources, or if the data is not being reported. That leads researches to make their best estimate with the data they’re given.
The report on Daily Caller further said:
Billy also said that he expects that once the abortion restrictions in two dozen states go into effect over 200,000 abortions could be prevented each year. WeCount found that from July 2022 to December 2022 there were 32,260 fewer abortions than during the same period post-Dobbs.
States that continue to permit the practice saw an increase in abortions post-Dobbs with clinics recording 1,858 more per month. In December 2022, telehealth clinics provided an average of 8,540 abortions each month, which was a significant increase from 3,590 in April of that same year.
Activists and pro-lifers have been in a constant debate for decades over abortion and that is likely to never change.
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