The extreme noise and fury is not the only thing that can be heard.
In the last year, legal abortions in the United States have dropped by about 3%.
The Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade.
The number of monthly
Abortions performed in the United States
The average number of people affected by the ban or restriction has decreased by around 2,850.
Statista's Katharina Bookholz explains below
Most countries have either banned or limited abortions
Many pregnancies are still undetected at 6 weeks of gestation.
Four additional states have limited abortions to 12-15 weeks. This is the time when most abortions take place. Five states remain in legal limbo. However, 27 of them continue to allow abortions until the fetal viability threshold, which was previously defined by Roe. This is around 23-25 weeks. Iowa's Supreme Court recently rejected a ban on abortions after six weeks. Arizona, Florida and other states are expected to tighten their bans.
More infographics can be found at
The majority of states in the United States guarantee these rights by state law or decisions made by their Supreme Court. Statista's graph shows that state constitutional amendments and referendums are rare in the U.S.
States that have not banned or restricted
New Mexico under Democrat control, New Hampshire under Republican control, Virginia and Pennsylvania with their split governments, despite the fact that they do not protect them, are examples.
Society of Family Planning is an activist group.
Shows safe haven locations where some abortions were moved after the decision.
More infographics can be found at
Illinois and Florida were the two largest safe-haven states in March. Between June and March, there were an average of 1,400 monthly abortions more per state than in April 2022 before Roe's decision.
Florida experienced this rise despite the ban on abortions beyond 15 weeks, which came into force on July 1. States in its immediate vicinity passed restrictions that were even more severe. The Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that bans abortions beyond 6 weeks gestation. However, it won't take effect until the court case surrounding the first law is resolved. The 6-week ban could potentially reduce abortions as many unrecognized pregnancies are undetected up until this stage.
North Carolina (+881) is another state where abortion rates have increased since April 2022.
It is likely because of its proximity to Georgia where, on average, almost 1,800 less abortions are performed each month. North Carolina will ban abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy on July 1, 2018. This may only slightly change the numbers, as in Florida.
Abortions in the U.S. account for 93 percent
Abortions are performed before or at 13 weeks. Colorado had an increase in abortions of around 500 per month, while Kansas and Virginia experienced about 350.
The overall decline in abortions was not offset by shifts. In some states, abortions were banned or severely restricted. This led to over 1,000 less abortions every month being performed in Georgia. The report's authors point out that travel to get an abortion was not a recent phenomenon. Access to the procedure, and laws surrounding it in the U.S. varied widely even before Roe v. Wade. In 2020, 9 percent of women who received an abortion had already traveled outside of their state.
According to the report, due to increased travel and a focus on certain states in 2022-2023, there were longer waiting times for abortions.