According to Guttmacher’s analysis, 125,780 abortions were performed in 14 states in 2020. In the same year, 41,620 abortions were performed in Georgia.
“Even earlier roe deer was repealed, abortion was difficult or impossible for many people, especially those who already faced significant barriers to accessing health care, including low-income people, black and brown people, immigrants, young people, people with disabilities and rural populations,” Rachel Jones, chief research officer at the Guttmacher Institute, said in a statement. “These disparities are likely to worsen as abortion clinics disappear in many states, many of them located in , like the South.”
The Biden administration — as part of its efforts to mitigate the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision — announced Tuesday that give clinics that provide free and subsidized family planning services an additional $6 million. Providers in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin will receive the funds.
Since roe deer was overturned in June, the Biden administration used a federal law governing emergency medical care to challenge Idaho’s near-total abortion ban; warned pharmacists not to turn down prescription drugs just because they can also be used to induce abortion; and requested that mobile providers share information about their data retention and data privacy policies, among other efforts.
While anti-abortion groups celebrated the new abortion restrictions this week, they also condemned the Biden administration’s efforts to reduce the impact of state-level abortion restrictions.
“While two dozen states stand ready to protect the unborn and their mothers, saving up to 200,000 lives a year thanks to Dobbs’ historic victory, radical Democrats, led by the Biden-Harris administration, are determined to use the full weight of the federal government to impose abortion on demand at birth with no taxpayer-funded restrictions across the country,” said SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Their agenda is wildly out of step with America.”
Abortion access remains in limbo in seven other states, including Indiana, South Carolina and Ohio, where laws restricting access to the procedure have been stayed in court.