According to new data from the pro-abortion rights Guttmacher Institute, at least 66 clinics across 15 states have stopped performing abortions since the Supreme Court's decision.
As of October 2, 100 days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion rights, 40 clinics had stopped performing abortions but still offered other services, and 26 had closed completely.
29% of all women in the US are in the age group of 15 to 49 years old, according to the analysis.
Since most states that have banned abortion still offer narrow exceptions and courts could block some of the bans, Georgia is the only state that still has any providers that perform abortions.
Louisiana and Mississippi have no open clinics for reproductive healthcare services other than abortion, while other states have at least one clinic still operating for non- abortion reproductive care.
Texas has the most clinics that have closed since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion rights.
Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin have no abortion clinics.
Some of the states that have had abortion bans temporarily blocked in state courts have also had clinics close. The abortion ban in North Dakota was blocked after the only remaining clinic moved to Minnesota.
A total of 125,780. The Guttmacher Institute shows how many abortions were performed in the 14 states that no longer provide abortion services. Georgia, where abortion is banned after six weeks but 13 clinics are still performing the procedure, recorded over 40,000 abortions in 2020.
Even though the legality of Wisconsin's abortion ban is still in question, the state is one of 14 without any abortion providers. Even though the state won't enforce the law, abortion clinics in the area have stopped performing the procedure. The Republican-controlled Senate convened just 15 seconds before adjourning without considering the issue, despite Gov. Tony Evers calling a special session for the legislature to approve a referendum on the state's abortion ban.
As more states outlaw abortion, more clinics could close. Indiana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming have near-total abortion bans that are now blocked in court. The director of state policy at the Center for Reproductive Rights predicted to Forbes last week that more state legislatures that haven't met since the Supreme Court's decisions will pass new abortion restrictions. The status quo of 13 states with total criminal bands is going to change. 26 states are predicted to ban abortion by the Guttmacher Institute, though it's not certain how many will be upheld in state court.
On June 24th, the Supreme Court struck down the federal right to an abortion and allowed states to ban it. The bans make it a felony to perform almost all abortions and leave many physicians unwilling or hesitant to perform the procedure even in medical emergencies that may be permissible under state laws. In states where abortion is not allowed, pregnant women are going to fill up abortion clinics in places where the procedure is legal. Many Democratic-led states have implemented policies designed to protect abortion rights and shield providers from legal consequences if they perform abortions for patients from out-of-state.
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