Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Opinion

Abortion Bans Result in 32,000 More Babies Being Born Each Year

via Inside Edition

Abortion bans in the United States following the Dobbs decision have led to an estimated 32,000 more births in states with restrictions during the first half of 2023.

This increase in fertility rates reflects the impact of abortion limitations, particularly in states with longer travel times to the nearest abortion providers.

The rise in births suggests unmet needs for abortion care, especially among Hispanic and younger women.

Experts pointed out potential consequences of unintended births, including infant mortality and the impact on families’ long-term financial security.

“It’s an assault on reproductive autonomy,” said assistant professor Alison Gemmill.

“We don’t always detect signals in these population aggregates because there’s a lot of variation when you group everybody together. The fact that there is a signal at the population level means that something’s really going on. It’s pretty strong evidence.”

“Restricted access to abortion services causes this domino effect,” said Rachel Hardeman, a professor of health and racial equity at the University of Minnesota.

“[The Dobbs decision] has had a profound impact on birthing people’s ability to decide what their family looks like and how they navigate that,” she added.

“All of the material resources necessary for a family to not just barely survive, but to thrive in our society are going to be impacted by their ability to access health care, broadly speaking, and abortion care, specifically.”

“Infant mortality is one of these more concrete consequences that we can measure right now, and we are seeing impacts there,” Gemmill said.

“I think about these women that had to carry these gestations and give birth to them, knowing that they were likely going to die shortly after birth and the trauma related to that,” she added.

“We’re just going to be learning more and more about the consequences.”

Most Popular:

Democrat Says The Unthinkable About Trump On Live TV

Dad Strips Down To Crop Top To Protest School Dress Code

Trump Gets Another Big Endorsement

You May Also Like

Gallery

Charting the Course: Understanding Congressional and Legislative Maps. Federal judge’s ruling A federal judge upheld Georgia’s new GOP-drawn congressional and legislative maps, despite objections...

Politics

Prominent Atlantic City Democratic operative Craig Callaway has been charged with orchestrating a mail-in ballot scheme to sway elections. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in...

Gallery

The 2024 Presidential Showdown: Biden vs. Trump Redux Historic NBC Poll An NBC Poll has indicated that former President Donald Trump is leading President...

Opinion

Evidence collected by the infamous “January 6 Committee” has conveniently gone “missing” and was allegedly destroyed, according to Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia....

Gallery

Nancy Mace: Trailblazer, Veteran, and Rising Political Star Significant staff turnover Republican Rep. Nancy Mace has experienced significant staff turnover, with her entire Capitol...

Opinion

Former Navy SEAL and bestselling author Jack Carr issued a warning to Americans twenty-two years after 9/11. Just a few years ago, Joe Biden...

Opinion

Experts say the top four recommended home-defense shotguns by respected experts include the Benelli M4 tactical shotgun, the Beretta 1301 tactical shotgun, the Remington...