60 percent of abortion clinics shut down in red states with pro-life laws after Roe overturned

60 percent of abortion clinics shut down in red states with pro-life laws after Roe overturned

Over a month after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade with the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health, around 60 percent of clinics offering abortion in Republican-run states with strict abortion laws have shut down.

The Guttmacher Institute, in a new report, looked at 11 Republican-led states that have implemented near-total or total bans on abortion: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.
These states had a total of 71 clinics providing abortions prior to the Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling. As of July 24, 28 of these clinics remain, with all being located in states with six-week abortion bans: Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. 
In all, 61 percent of abortion clinics in these states have closed.

Seven states have implemented total abortion bans, with some exemptions being made for cases where the mother faces serious harm, and cases of rape or incest.

In these states, all abortion clinics have been closed. Alabama lost its 5 clinics, Arkansas lost 2, Mississippi lost its one, which was at the center of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health, Missouri lost one, Oklahoma lost 5, South Dakota lost 1, and Texas lost 23.

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