Texas counts nearly 9,000 fewer abortions after tough new regulations


#1

The number of abortions performed in Texas dropped significantly in 2014, with almost 9,000 fewer procedures in the state compared to the year before.

Early estimates by state health officials show 54,191 abortions were performed in Texas in 2014 – down from 63,168 in 2013. The state estimates do not include abortions Texas women obtained at facilities outside the state. In 2013, 681 Texas women obtained abortions out-of-state.

The new Texas estimates come as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of Texas abortion restrictions that have been credited with the decrease in the number of procedures.

keyetv.com/news/local/texas-counts-nearly-9000-fewer-abortions-after-tough-new-regulations-03-21-2016


#2

And the number of misoprostol doses imported from Mexico grows.


#3

Or unsafe home abortions.


#4

In related news:

While some Texas women have struggled to get access to clinics in the state since HB2 was partially implemented, others have apparently been crossing state lines to obtain abortions in New Mexico.

According to New Mexico Department of Health data, in 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, about 20 percent of about 4,500 women who got abortions in New Mexico came from out of state, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

Texas Women Increasingly Cross the Border Into New Mexico for Abortions


#5

It says about 20% who had an abortion in New Mexico came from out of state. It doesn’t say they all came from Texas. In my view, the crossing state lines factor is another reason for more restrictions in more states.


#6

Glad to hear it.


#7

Ditto.


#8

And the source for these is??


#9

Unsafe abortion? Is the other kind the that kills the intended target?


#10

There are safe abortions? Safe for who?


#11

900 women got abortions in New Mexicib who are from out-of-state . even if all those were from Texas that still leaves 8100 fewer abortions.


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