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By the Numbers: Gains and losses

Tallying abortions after Dobbs v. Jackson

Illustration by Krieg Barrie

By the Numbers: Gains and losses
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1.28 million

The number of legal abortions (excluding certain telehealth abortions) performed in the U.S. from July 2022 through September 2023, according to a recently released Society of Family Planning report that relied on estimates and abortion provider surveys. While several states have effectively shuttered abortion facilities since the June 2022 Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, some women are finding ways around state laws.


The estimated reduction in abortions in the 15 months following Dobbs in 14 states that instituted total abortion bans.


The increase in the average number of abortions performed each month in New Mexico, neighbor to abortion-restricting Texas, in the 15 months after Dobbs compared with the three months prior.


The percentage of all abortions that were provided through telehealth methods in September 2023.


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