A new report from the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion organization formerly affiliated with the Planned Parenthood abortion business, indicates blue states where abortions are legal up to birth are killing more babies in abortions.

But the good news for women, unborn babies and pro-life Americans is that it appears the number of abortions that have stopped in pro-life states is larger than the increase in abortions in blue states where more babies are dying.

According to the Guttmacher report, which compared data from 2020 to 2023, abortions are rising in states that neighbor pro-life states which protect babies. Guttmacher indicates abortions were already increasing in 2020 due to COVID and financial insecurity and par toff the abortion increase is likely due to COVID and the continued troubled economy.

The data showed Colorado saw an 89% increase over the three-year period, equivalent to 5,990 abortions. Illinois had a 69% jump, an increase of 18,300 abortions. And South Carolina had a 124% increase, or 3,270 more abortions from 2020. However, the state jut approved a heartbeat law which protects unborn babies with beating hearts from abortion. Washington and New Mexico, which has unlimited abortion like Colorado and Illinois, also saw increases.

The pro-abortion group credited pro-life states with protecting enough babies that the rise in abortions dur to COVID and economy did not rise as high as they could have.

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“Abortions had begun rising in advance of Dobbs, and they may have continued to rise even more steeply than observed if it weren’t for the bans,” officials said.

Guttmacher indicated that the 14 states where babies are generally protected from abortion and where abortions have dropped to 0 or near zero, accounted for 113,000 abortions in 2020 — which makes it appear the increases in Democrat states did not make up for the expected decrease in abortions in pro-life states.

“Arizona, Georgia and Indiana, by contrast, sought to restrict abortion, and all three states had drops in their estimates,” it reported.

The Guttmacher Institute’s report is based on a survey of abortion businesses and companies that do abortions or sell abortion pills. It relies on a relies on a sample to estimate the number of abortions.

Earlier this year, one study shows that, in Texas alone, thousands of babies have been saved from abortion.

Nearly 10,000 babies have been born in Texas as a result of its heartbeat law, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests.

The results of the study, published Thursday in the medical journal JAMA, add to growing evidence that pro-life laws are saving tens of thousands of lives. Researchers said Texas saw 9,799 more births between April and December 2022 after the law went into effect.

“Although our study doesn’t detail why these extra births occurred, our findings strongly suggest that a considerable number of pregnant individuals in Texas were unable to overcome barriers to abortion access,” said Alison Gemmill, PhD, assistant professor in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and a lead author of the study.

In September 2021, Texas became the first state since 1973 that the courts allowed to enforce a pre-viability abortion ban. So, for about 10 months prior to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the state enforced its heartbeat law, which bans elective abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy.

During that time period, the study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests at least 9,799 unborn babies were saved from abortion and later were born in 2022.

Researchers said they used monthly live birth data from all 50 states to come up with the number. According to Johns Hopkins, “The researchers calculated that there would have been 287,289 live births in Texas from April to December 2022 had the abortion ban not gone into effect in September 2021. The number of observed births during this period was 297,088, a difference of 9,799.”

While some women are traveling to other states for abortions and others are buying abortion drugs online, a number of studies indicate that pro-life laws are preventing abortions and saving lives. One report from the Society of Family Planning found that abortions dropped by about 24,000 nationwide from July 2022 to March 2023.

Michael J. New, an assistant professor at the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America and an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, said the Texas birth data is “very powerful evidence” that state abortion bans are saving lives.

He conducted research earlier this year that came to very similar findings to those in the Johns Hopkins study.

“In my Charlotte Lozier Institute analysis, from November 2022, of Texas birth data, I found that the Heartbeat Act was preventing approximately 1,000 abortions from taking place in Texas every month,” New wrote earlier this week in a column published at LifeNews. “Also, new data from the CDC show that in 2022 the Texas birthrate increased by 4.7 percent — the largest percentage increase in the country.”

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