66 U.S. Clinics Have Stopped Performing Abortions

In a major win for the pro-life movement, dozens of abortion clinics across 15 states have stopped performing the procedure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

From National Review:

Before the decision was overturned in June, 79 facilities across the 15 states included in the study provided abortions. Between then and October 2, 66 discontinued their abortion operations, leaving only 13 remaining, all located in Georgia, according to new research conducted by the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute released Thursday. Georgia has a law on the books prohibiting abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Of the 66 centers that no longer provide the procedure, 40 still remain open for other sexual and reproductive services, such as prescribing birth control, or to refer women to seek abortions in other states. The other 26 have permanently closed their doors.

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In 15 of the states Guttmacher studied, 14 now offer no abortion access. They include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. These states were historically responsible for thousands of annual abortions, with a combined 125,780 reported in 2020, Guttmacher noted.