At least 30,000 unborn lives have been saved from abortion since the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June, new data suggests.
According to #WeCount, an estimated 32,260 fewer abortions took place in the six months following the judgment, which returned abortion law to state legislatures.
Last week, Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota signed a Bill protecting babies from six weeks’ gestation – the point at which a heartbeat can be detected. This is the 13th state to introduce stringent safeguards protecting the unborn since the Supreme Court ruling.
#WeCount, a venture of the pro-abortion Society of Family Planning, found a fall in the number of abortions in every month from July to December when compared to its April 2022 baseline figure.
It documented a fall in the national abortion rate from 13.2 per 1,000 women to 12.3 per 1,000 women over the same comparable period.
But while the number of abortions decreased overall, the report noted that chemical abortions – where women take pills at home prescribed by “virtual clinic telehealth providers” – increased by 137 per cent from April to December 2022.
Researchers calculated final figures based on statistics sent in by clinics responsible for approximately 83 per cent of all abortions carried out in the US.
Mississippi’s Governor Tate Reeves has also signed eight pro-life measures in to law.
Responding to the news, Caitlin Connors, the Southern Regional Director of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, said: “it’s incredible to see how much ground Mississippi has covered in the course of a year to protect the unborn”.
In April, Florida’s legislature approved a heartbeat Bill, although it is not set to take effect until an outstanding court case over the state’s current 15-week abortion ban is resolved.