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Texas approaches “zero abortion” after the repeal of ‘Roe v. Wade’

By Fernando Beltrán

Abortions in Texas dropped dramatically in the months after the overturning of Roe v. Wade last June, collects Fox News.

Although we don’t yet know the statistics from September to the end of last year, we do know that, in August 2022, only three abortions were performed in the southern state, all “medically necessary,” according to statistics from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Compared to the 2,596 abortions recorded in the state in June 2022, the August numbers represent a decrease of nearly 99%.

, Texas approaches “zero abortion” after the repeal of ‘Roe v. Wade’
Texas has stood out in recent years for being at the forefront of pro-life legislation (Photo internet reproduction)

In July, on the other hand, 68 murders of the unborn were carried out. It must be remembered that on June 24 of last year the United States Supreme Court annulled Roe v. Wade, the ruling that opened the doors to legal abortion in the country in 1973; a step that allowed the states of the North American country to restrict – and even prohibit – freely on this matter.

Texas Right to Life, a pro-life advocacy group, noted that the state’s numbers do not take into account illegal and unreported abortions, but stated that still, some 50,000 unborn children have been “saved” in Texas since September.

“Official reporting shows only three abortions in Texas in August 2022, all due to medical emergencies,” the group tweeted earlier this month.

“We still have work to do to stop illegal abortions, especially pills being trafficked across the border [and] online, but this shows life-saving progress.”

Texas has stood out in recent years for being at the forefront of pro-life legislation.

Before the annulment of ‘Roe v. Wade’, in September 2021, a rule came into force in the southern state that prohibited abortion from the detection of the fetal heartbeat -at six weeks- and only contemplated an exception for “medical emergencies”.

Before this law was published, abortions were allowed up to 20 weeks.

Texas had a trigger law that would automatically ban all abortions in the state 30 days after the overturning of the Roe v. Wade ruling.

Therefore, after the revocation of the Supreme Court, this new law came into force that only contemplates abortion when it is the only way to save the life of the mother.

With information from LGI

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