Abortions fell by 60% in Texas under new restrictions

Texas, February 17, 2022

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In September, Texas enacted a law banning abortions after cardiac activity can be detected—usually at about the sixth week of pregnancy.

According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, abortions in the state fell by 60% in the first month under the new restrictions, reports the AP.

In August, there were more than 5,400 abortions statewide. In September, there were less than 2,200. Before the ban, 84% of people seeking abortions in Texas were more than six weeks pregnant at their appointment.

Similar figures were reported by a group of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin in October.

At the same time, while the number of abortions performed in Texas has fallen, some Texans have been traveling to other states to abort their child.

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