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New Realities: Over 170,000 Travel for Abortion Care Amid Stringent State Bans

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The Left is actively promoting abortion travel all over America. They are obsessed with killing unborn children.

Over 170,000 individuals have traveled out of state to access abortion services since January of the previous year, reflecting an increasing challenge in obtaining such care in numerous states. This statistic represents more than 15% of the nearly 1 million abortions performed from 2023 to March of the current year, showing a significant rise in interstate travel for abortion services compared to previous years. Each abortion is the death of a baby boy or girl. Something the Left loves to leave out of all stories on this issue.

Isaac Maddow-Zimet, a data scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, emphasized the substantial financial and logistical hurdles that people face to receive abortion care. He highlighted the concerning reality that individuals must travel extensive distances to access basic health services, stating this situation as neither normal nor acceptable.  How killing an unborn child is considered as basic health care services, is beyond me. Perhaps these people are simply evil, or what?

Following the 2022 Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court, which reversed a long-standing federal standard detested by most Americans on abortion access, fourteen states have implemented near-total abortion bans. This shift has led to states like Kansas and New Mexico seeing a majority of their abortion procedures being performed on patients from out of state, with Texas enacting one of the strictest bans in the country.

Earlier this year, Florida introduced a severe six-week abortion ban, further complicating access in a state that previously had relatively lenient abortion policies compared to its neighbors. Kelly Baden, Vice President of the Guttmacher Institute, expressed concern over the impact of this policy, not only on Floridians but also on those from other states who previously sought supposed ‘care’ in Florida.

The political implications of these new restrictions are also becoming apparent. Florida, for instance, will have an abortion rights measure on the ballot this November, with Democrats hoping that the issue will mobilize voters. Additionally, the Guttmacher Institute reported that two-thirds of all abortions were conducted via medication. This method was recently defended in the Supreme Court, which upheld the federal government’s authority to regulate restrictions on abortion medications, ensuring continued access.

Major Points

  • Over 170,000 individuals have traveled out of state to access abortion services since January of last year, as per Guttmacher Institute data.
  • Out-of-state patients accounted for more than 15% of the estimated 1 million abortions provided between 2023 and March of this year, doubling the figure since 2020.
  • Fourteen states have enacted near-total abortion bans following the Supreme Court’s 2022 Dobbs decision, which overturned previous federal protections.
  • Florida recently implemented a strict six-week abortion ban, complicating access to abortion care for both residents and those from neighboring states.
  • The political landscape is also affected, with abortion rights measures like the one in Florida appearing on ballots, potentially influencing voter turnout.

Al Santana – Reprinted with permission of Whatfinger News

The Washington Standard

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