And new state health data indicates there are many, many more babies like them.
Since June when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and began allowing states to protect unborn babies again, abortions have dropped 99 percent in Texas, according to Fox News.
For the month of August 2022, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission reported zero elective abortions and three medically necessary abortions. In that same month a year earlier, 5,706 unborn babies were aborted; and two months earlier, in June of 2022 prior to the overturning of Roe, 2,596 abortions were reported, according to the department.
Texas Right to Life estimates as many as 50,000 unborn babies have been saved from abortion since the state heartbeat law went into effect in September of 2021 and then the abortion ban in July of 2022.
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“Official report shows there were only 3 abortions reported in TX in August 2022, all due to medical emergencies,” the organization responded on Twitter. “We still have work to do to stop illegal abortions, especially pills trafficked over the border [and] online, but this shows life-saving progress.”
Although some women are traveling to states like New Mexico to abort their unborn babies and some are obtaining illegal abortion drugs from abortion activists, many others are choosing life for their unborn babies.
Cason’s mother Tamara Nelson recently told the New York Times that she is happy that she did not go through with aborting her son, despite her financial struggles.
“… reality is reality — there’s still that extra mouth to feed,” Nelson said. “I’m so happy he’s here. But it’s a lifelong decision that I have to maintain.”
She and her children found support through one of the many pro-life charities in Texas: Blue Haven Ranch, a maternity home that provides temporary shelter, financial and emotional support for moms like Nelson who choose life for their babies.
“I’m grateful for their help and their support,” Nelson said. “I’m not used to people saying: ‘Hey, how are your kids? How is your mental state?’ Small things like that matter to me.”
Other mothers, like Kendall and Olivia’s, also have found support from pregnancy resource centers and pro-life individuals. In a powerful example of the pro-life movement’s dedication to helping mothers in need, last summer, actress Patricia Heaton, pro-life leader Lila Rose and others helped to raise $50,000 in 24 hours for the young Texas mother and her twin girls.
As more data becomes available, pro-life advocates expect state abortion and birth statistics will confirm that pro-life laws are stopping abortions and saving tens of thousands of babies’ lives.
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