Here’s What Abortion Looks Like In America Since Roe v. Wade
Since the Supreme Court’s passage of Roe vs. Wade in 1973, America has seen a staggering number of unborn babies aborted across the country, as well as a fierce effort to normalize abortions.
Last year marked 7,132,130 babies aborted at Planned Parenthood since Margaret Sanger’s founding of the abortion organization. Planned Parenthood ended the lives of 6,803,782 babies between 1978 and 2016, according to CNS News, and aborted 328,348 unborn babies between 2015 and 2016, according to its annual report. While Planned Parenthood aborted more than 300,000 unborn babies in 2016, the organization handed out only 2,889 adoption referrals — roughly one adoption referral for every 114 abortions. (RELATED: Planned Parenthood At 101 Years: 7 Million Abortions And Counting).
The number of other services Planned Parenthood offers continues to decline. The abortion giant performed more than 1 million breast exams in 1999, but only 363,803 in 2014. Record numbers of abortions also followed after medication abortions became available in 2000, according to Planned Parenthood’s 100 Year Strong timeline.
While Planned Parenthood has aborted hundreds of thousands of babies since Roe vs. Wade, it now operates less than 600 abortion clinics in the U.S. after 32 clinics closed in 2017, according to LifeNews. The abortion giant opened only five new clinics in 2017.
The organization ran 938 clinics in 1995 when Planned Parenthood was at its peak operational level, according to an American Life Leagues (ALL) Report, and the abortion organization has closed 36 percent of its clinics since 1995.
Ten states account for 60 percent of all Planned Parenthood facilities in America: California, New York, Washington, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Wisconsin, and Michigan. (RELATED: Here’s How Many Planned Parenthood Clinics Closed In 2017).
Some of these states however, have recently passed stricter abortion regulations. Ohio has seen 17 times as many abortion inspections per year since Republican Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011, compared with the number of inspections during his predecessor’s tenure, records from the state’s Department of Health show. (RELATED: Ohio Is Cracking Down On Abortion Clinic Inspection).
Ohio’s increase in inspections came after a myriad of Whole Woman’s Health (WWH) abortion clinics failed inspection reports between 2011 and 2017, the Free Beacon reported. Inspectors found that medical instruments were not sterile and were rusty, medication had expired, staff were inadequately trained, and the facilities were dirty enough to constitute health hazards. (RELATED: Abortion Clinics Are Crawling With Dirty Health Violations, Report Finds).
Even though states such as Colorado and Oregon have no legal restrictions on abortions, Marist Poll’s “Americans’ Opinions On Abortions” data indicates that 12 percent of Americans think abortion should be available to a woman any time during her pregnancy. Seventy-six percent of Americans want significant abortion restrictions, including making abortion illegal after three months gestation. (RELATED: Over 75 Percent Of Americans Support Abortion Restrictions, Poll Says).
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