The Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade has already had a huge impact on the country.
And it turns out lives are being saved at an impressive pace.
That’s why Joe Biden was red with rage after he found out state pro-life laws have already saved this many babies.
New state pro-life laws on the books since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade are already resulting in tens of thousands more babies being born per year.
32,000 lives saved so far
A new analysis of the birth data in the country shows that about 32,000 more babies were born after the repeal of Roe last June due to the passage and/or triggering of state pro-life legislation.
The analysis was published by the Institute of Labor Economics.
Roe v. Wade, the wrongly decided landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision, had legalized abortion nationwide.
The number of births has increased in every single state that now has abortion restrictions in place, the analysis found, using birth data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report shows that between a fifth and a fourth of women living in the 14 states with abortion bans who would have had an abortion did not get one in the less than a year since the court overturned Roe.
That means that an average of 2.3% more babies were born in pro-life states compared to states without abortion restrictions, the analysis shows.
Still work to be done
As promising as these new figures are, there is still much work to be done to save women and children from the scourge of abortion.
During the same time period, the number of legal abortions has remained about the same, and even increased slightly, nationwide.
These numbers are most likely the result of new abortion mills opening in states without abortion restrictions and the relaxed regulations on ordering chemical abortion pills online.
Pro-life groups are focusing on cracking down on the grotesque chemical abortion procedures allowed by the Biden administration.
But while that work continues, it is heartening to see the lifesaving efforts of so many pro-life activists bearing such fruit.
The groups that saw the largest increase in births were women in their 20s, black women, and Hispanic women.
The researchers claim these groups of women tend to be less able to afford to travel out of state for abortions and are also more likely to seek abortions.
Driving distances to abortion mills also had a significant effect and the greater the increase in the distance needed to go for an abortion, the bigger the increase in the birth rate.
For example, Texas saw a 5.1% rise in birth rates compared to states that had similar birth trends but did not pass pro-life laws.
The average increase in driving distance to the nearest abortion mill became 453 miles after Texas passed its pro-life bill.
Mississippi, where the driving distance increased by an average of 240 miles, saw a 4.4% increase in births.
But the bad news is the rise of the abortion rates in states with pro-life laws where chemical abortion pills ordered online increased.
Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana saw big increases in online orders for abortion pills from Aid Access, an overseas abortion pill company.
“The insinuation of a lot of coverage of such data points is that it’s a bad thing for there to be more children welcomed in states with better laws than in states that fast-track abortion,” Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, told The New York Times.
“It’s a triumph that pro-life policies result in lives saved,” she continued.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on this developing story.