New state data reveals a dramatic drop in the number of abortions in Texas in the months following the Dobbs ruling, which overturned Roe v. Wade last June.
According to statistics from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, only three abortions were reported in August 2022, all of which were deemed medically necessary.
This is a significant drop compared to the 2,596 abortions recorded in the state in June 2022, representing a decrease of nearly 99%.
In July, 68 abortions were performed.
Although statistics from September through the end of last year have not been released, pro-life advocacy group Texas Right to Life has estimated that around 50,000 lives have been saved in Texas since September.
The group noted that the state numbers do not account for unreported and illegal abortions. Texas Right to Life took to Twitter to celebrate the news, saying, “Official report shows there were only 3 abortions reported in TX in August 2022, all due to medical emergencies.”
“We still have work to do to stop illegal abortions, especially pills trafficked over the border [and] online, but this shows life-saving progress.”