Overturn of Roe v. Wade resulted in 32k more births, report claims

November 27, 2023

At least 32,000 more babies have been born since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022, according to a new study.

The Institute of Labor Economics conducted the study that has pro-life supporters rejoicing.

The statistics

"Our primary analysis indicates that in the first six months of 2023, births rose by an average of 2.3 percent in states enforcing total abortion bans compared to a control group of states where abortion rights remained protected, amounting to approximately 32,000 additional annual births resulting from abortion bans," according to the study.

The study claimed it was the "most profound transformation of the landscape of U.S. abortion access in 50 years," based on preliminary births data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Unknown variables

"However, various studies have demonstrated that many women who live in states with an abortion ban still carry out abortions. These women will either travel to states where abortion is still legal, or they will purchase pills online, according to the report," the Blaze reported.

"The Times noted the one data point that cannot be known for certain is how many women have not carried out abortions during that same time period," it continued.

Other findings

"According to the study, the people most affected by the policy are poor," Newsmax reported.

"In 2020, approximately 1 in 5 pregnancies ended in abortion," the study stated. "At the time they seek abortions, 75% of patients are low-income, 59% have previously given birth, and 55% report a recent disruptive life event such as falling behind on the rent or losing a job."

While further research is needed, the study discovered a notable increase in births since the Supreme Court's ruling, with some states reducing the number of abortions to very low levels.

The findings are good news for pro-life Americans who see that "life is winning" in the nation.

The study could also be a point of reference for pro-life candidates in the next year as conservatives look at the movement's momentum headed into 2024 while Democrats continue to push for abortion-friendly laws and court decisions.

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