In the 30 days following this historic judgment, handed down on June 24, 11 states have banned all abortions or those after six weeks of pregnancy, counts the Guttmacher Institute, which campaigns for access to contraception and termination. voluntary pregnancy (IVG).
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 houseat the heart of the case that led to the Supreme Court’s about-face, closed July 7 after long being the only abortion provider in Mississippi.
Abortion access, which is already very poor in much of the country, will continue to deteriorate as more states adopt abortion bans in the coming weeks and months.write the authors of the study.
Some states, such as Louisiana or North Dakota, have laws prohibiting Abortion, 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.