A new report from the Guttmacher Institute shows that the number of abortions increased between 2017-2020 and that approximately 930,000 babies died in abortions in the first year of COVID-19.
The report from the pro-abortion group previously affiliated with Planned Parenthood isn’t surprising, given the extraordinary ways blue states promoted abortions during that period. Several states, from California to Illinois to New York, legalized on-demand abortion up to birth, passed laws that fund abortions, allowed nurses and other non-doctors to kill babies in abortions, and made it easier to buy dangerous abortion pills. Buy that end the lives of unborn children.
About 862,000 babies were killed in abortions in 2017, but the Guttmacher report indicates that the number has risen to about 930,000 babies undergoing abortions by 2020.
Over the period, blue states saw a significant increase in abortions. The number of abortions increased in New York from 2017-2019 as the state expanded the number of abortions, and Illinois, which in January 2018 put taxpayer funding for abortions in place and opened multiple new abortion centers, saw the number of abortions increase by 25% increase. COVID helped reduce the number of abortions as they fell 2% in Texas and 6% in New York as there were fewer pregnancies due to the pandemic.
Still, the number of abortions across the country increased by 1% in 2019 and 8% in 2017 after declining for decades from the peak of about 1.5 million abortions in the 1980s.
Missouri was one of the few states where abortion rates fell after the closure of all but one of the abortion cases in the state.
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Ultimately, the lives of one in five babies end up in abortion, a tragic figure who knows that there are plenty of abortion alternatives available across the country and that birth control and birth control have never been cheaper or more readily available.
The numbers come just days or weeks before the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade’s decision, which has resulted in the deaths of 63 million babies in abortions since 1973. While overthrowing Roe won’t make abortion illegal nationwide. And people from pro-life states can travel to countries that are pro-abortion for abortion; it will certainly reduce the number of babies killed. Figures from Texas, where an abortion ban has been in place for six weeks since September last year, show that as many as 15,000 babies have been saved thanks to the abortion ban.
The new abortion figures also show that the highly dangerous mifepristone abortion pill is now the main method of ending a baby’s life before birth. Guttmacher says abortion drugs now account for 54% of all abortions.
That’s hardly surprising, given a new study that gained attention in January showing that the abortion pill is injuring more women than ever before. Warns that the risks of the abortion pill to women’s health are likely far greater than what the government is reporting.
The research, published in December in the journal “Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology,” found a “significant” gap in reports of abortion complications from the drug mifepristone, according to Fox News.
The findings call into question a move by the Biden administration in December to remove safety regulations for the abortion drug. The Food and Drug Administration claimed that mifepristone was a very low risk when it repealed a medical professional’s requirement that the medication is dispensed in person.
Now, abortionists are selling abortion drugs online — often without seeing or speaking to the woman. While pro-abortion groups claim the abortion drug is safe for women, a growing body of research suggests otherwise.
Another 2021 Charlotte Lozier Institute study found that abortion-related emergency room visits by women using the abortion drug increased by more than 500 percent between 2002 and 2015. visits that take place within 30 days of the procedure.”
Meanwhile, in the UK, new government health data shows a huge number of hospitalizations due to abortion drugs after the government began allowing mail-order abortion drugs in 2020. According to the data, more than 10,000 women who received abortion drugs in the mail required hospital treatment by 2020, or about one in 17 women.