Look how many babies already saved by dumping Roe

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A new report estimates that the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which threw out the faulty reasoning in 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision that created a federal right to abortion, already has saved 10,000 lives.

Ciaran Kelly, deputy director of the Christian Institute, had predicted when the Dobbs decision was announced in June that, “In the generations to come there’ll be hundreds of thousands, even millions of people, that look back and realize that they owe their lives to this moment.”

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

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The Christian Institute cited a report from #WeCount, a “pro-abortion Society of Family Planning” division, that said there were 10,670 fewer abortions in the two months following the court’s decision.

“#WeCount calculated the total figure based on statistics sent in by clinics responsible for approximately 82% of all abortions carried out in the U.S.,” the report said.

“Comparing data from April 2022 – which researchers used as their baseline – with data from August 2022, #WeCount found a 6% 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,” the institute said.

The abortion-promoting organization admitted its figures were based on “incomplete information,” and it pledged to continue to monitor and report on abortions.

The #WeCount document lamented that states, after the Dobbs ruling that gave oversight of abortion back to state legislatures, actually began imposing abortion limits.

Some states, in fact, moved the other direction, like Colorado, which embedded in its state legal structure the right to abortion at any time. It accomplished that partly by simply declaring that the unborn in Colorado have no rights.


In fact, #WeCount cited Colorado as one of the states with the “largest percent increases in abortions between April and August.” It’s abortion trafficking rose 33%, while in North Carolina it rose 37%, and in Kansas 36%.

#WeCount pointed out that those wanting to terminate their unborn children now often must travel to a location where that killing remains legal.

And it warns, “Traveling for abortion care is associated with heavy burdens, including delays to care and increased cost, both financial and social; those who are unable to overcome these burdens are left to carry pregnancies to term. As facilities in some states closed in the months both before and after Dobbs, facilities in other states that remain open may struggle to serve the relatively higher number of patients, resulting in longer wait times. The burdens of travel, cost, and time are experienced inequitably: people who have low incomes, who must travel further, and who experience other intersecting forms of structural oppression will experience more difficulties in obtaining care both in- and out-of-state.”

That report noted that abortion was “completely unavailable” in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

“Those who are unable to overcome travel barriers are likely those with the fewest socioeconomic resources; even small declines in the abortion rate still translate into enormous life impacts for those affected. Highly vulnerable people who are unable to travel include young people, incarcerated people or people on parole with travel limitations, and immigrants. Additionally, people who care for small children or the elderly and those who cannot take time off of work may find it impossible to travel out of state for abortion care,” the report warned.

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