Since the U.S. banned abortions after Roe v. Wade was overruled by the Supreme Court, at least 66 clinics in 15 states have stopped doing business, according to a report published on Thursday,
The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that promotes abortion rights, claims that the number of facilities performing abortions in the 15 states decreased from 79 before the June 24 ruling to 13 as of October 2.
The remaining 13 clinics are all located in Georgia.
Although some of their facilities provide services other than abortions, the other states do not have any providers who provide abortions.
According to the institute, there were more than 800 abortion facilities nationwide in 2020.
Although Jones emphasized that clinics perform most U.S. abortions, including the procedures and administration of abortion drugs, the new study does not include data on hospitals and physician offices that provided abortions and discontinued them after the court verdict.
Recent Guttmacher data suggest that medicine is used in just over half of abortions in the United States.
The majority of states without abortion clinics are in the South.
According to Jones, several of those locations would require many women to travel distances, making getting an abortion impossible.