In one month, 43 US clinics stopped performing abortions

In one month, 43 US clinics stopped performing abortions

Abortion rights advocates outside the US Supreme Court on January 22, 2022 in Washington – Alex Edelman © 2019 AFP

Within 30 days of the Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling, 11 states banned all abortions or abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

At least 43 clinics have stopped performing abortions since United States Supreme Court decision to not guaranteeing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy, according to a study published on Thursday.

In the 30 days since that landmark ruling, issued on June 24, eleven states have banned all abortions or after six weeks of pregnancy, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which campaigns forAccess to contraception and abortion.

As a result, 43 clinics, including 23 in Texas alone, 5 in Oklahoma and 5 in Alabama, closed or refocused their activities on other care, according to a tally by this organization whose data shows reference.

Half of countries should ban abortion

One of them, “The Pink House,” at the center of a case that changed the face of the Supreme Court, closed on July 7 after it had long been the only person to have performed abortions in Mississippi.

“Access to abortion, which is already very poor in most parts of the country, will continue to deteriorate as more countries adopt abortion bans in the coming weeks and months,” the study authors wrote.

Some states, such as Louisiana or North Dakota, have laws banning abortion, but legal battles have slowed their implementation. Others, such as Indiana, convened an extraordinary parliamentary session to adopt new texts for this purpose. Ultimately, half of the states, especially in the conservative south and central US, should ban abortions.

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