Number of abortion clinics decreased by 17% between 2011 and 2014

From a report compiled by The National Academy of Sciences:

“The overall number of facilities providing abortions – especially specialty abortion clinics – is declining. The greatest proportional decline is in states that have enacted abortion – specific regulations.

In 2014, there were 272 abortion clinics in the United States – 17% fewer than in 2011 – and 39% of women of reproductive age resided in a county without an abortion provider.

25 states have five or fewer abortion clinics; five states have only one abortion clinic. An estimated 17% of women travel more than 50 miles to obtain an abortion.”

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Reproductive Health Services: The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States (Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2018) 6

Pro-life laws are closing abortion facilities.

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

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