Texas abortion rates plummet 60% in first month following new state law

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  • Source: The Blaze
  • 02/12/2022
Abortions in Texas fell by nearly 60% in the first four weeks following the implementation of the state's new heartbeat law, AP News reported on Thursday.

The state enacted a law banning the majority of abortive procedures once a health care provider can detect a fetal heartbeat — usually around six weeks' gestation.

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The new law, widely believed to be the most restrictive abortion law in the country in decades, is said to be responsible for reducing abortions in the state by approximately 60%.

The outlet reported that there had been more than 5,400 abortions carried out across the state in August, while just 2,200 over the course of September. According to the state's department of health, abortions in the state peaked in March at more than 5,600 when the law was first introduced.

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