At least 43 clinics have stopped performing abortions since the US Supreme Court’s decision to no longer guarantee women’s right to terminate their pregnancies, according to a study released Thursday.
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In the thirty days following this historic judgment, rendered on June 24, eleven states have banned all abortions or abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, counts the Guttmacher Institute, which campaigns for access to contraception and abortion.
As a result, 43 clinics, including 23 in the state of Texas alone, 5 in Oklahoma and 5 in Alabama, have shut down or refocused their activities on other care, according to the count of this organization whose data show reference.
One of them, “the “Pink House”, at the heart of the case that led to the Supreme Court’s about-face, closed on July 7 after having for a long time been the only one to perform abortions in Mississippi. .
“Abortion access, which is already very poor in much of the country, will continue to deteriorate as more states enact abortion bans in the weeks and months to come,” the authors write. study authors.
Some states, like Louisiana and North Dakota, have laws banning abortions, but legal battles have slowed their implementation. Others, like Indiana, have convened an exceptional parliamentary session to adopt new texts to this effect.
Eventually, half of the states, especially in the conservative South and Central United States, should ban abortions.