Roe v Wade judgment saves estimated 10,000 lives

At least ten thousand unborn lives have been saved from abortion since Roe v Wade was overturned in June, new data suggests.

According to #WeCount, a pro-abortion Society of Family Planning venture, there was an estimated 10,670 fewer abortions in the two months following the US Supreme Court judgment.

#WeCount calculated the total figure based on statistics sent in by clinics responsible for approximately 82 per cent of all abortions carried out in the US.

Documented decline

Comparing data from April 2022 — which researchers used as their baseline — with data from August 2022, #WeCount found a 6 per cent decrease in the number of abortions nationally.

States that had increased safeguards for the unborn saw numbers fall from “8,500 abortions in April, before the decision, to 460 abortions in August 2022”, it reported.

In Texas, the study said, “by August the monthly estimated number of abortions provided by a clinician declined to approximately 10”.

The pro-abortion group acknowledged that its headline figures were based on incomplete information, but pledged “to continue to collect and report on this data over the next year”.


Commenting on the report, the President of Students for Life of America, Kristan Hawkins, said: “We are celebrating the fact that at least 10,000 babies have a chance at life.”

Welcoming the Roe v Wade ruling in June, the CI’s Deputy Director Ciarán Kelly said: “In the generations to come there’ll be hundreds of thousands, even millions of people, that look back and realise that they owe their lives to this moment”.

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