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More Than 30,000 Fewer Abortions Performed in Six Months after Dobbs, Study Finds

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2023
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In the six months after the Dobbs decision, an average of 5,377 fewer abortions were provided in the U.S. each month, or 32,260 fewer abortions cumulatively.

The data comes from a new Society of Family Planning report which sought to comprehensively determine the new legal regime’s material effect. The numbers from August to December 2022 represent a drop of greater than 6 percent compared to the six-month period before the Dobbs decision was released.

“In April, before Dobbs, the total estimated number of abortions (82,450) was higher than previous years [and] is consistent with an ongoing upward trend...

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