THE GUARDIAN – The number of clinics offering abortion in 11 US states that have implemented total or six-week bans in the month since the Supreme Court overturned abortion rights has dropped from 71 to 43, a new study shows.
In the study released on Thursday, the Guttmacher Institute said that among the the 11 states, as of 24 July seven no longer had a single clinic providing abortion.
Those states were Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.
The majority of those states had between one and five abortion clinics before the conservative-dominated court overturned Roe v Wade.
The seven states accounted for 80,500 abortions in 2020, an average of 6,700 a month.
As of 24 July, the Guttmacher report said, four states – Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee – had implemented an abortion ban starting at six weeks of pregnancy.
According to the study, Georgia and Tennessee now have fewer clinics providing abortion services than before the supreme court decision.
Georgia, which previously had 14 clinics, now has 13. In Tennessee, the number of clinics dropped from seven to three … READ MORE.