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32,000 More Live Births After Fall of Roe v. Wade


Approximately 32,000 babies in the U.S. were born this year that may have otherwise been aborted, according to a study from the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

The study was conducted after the fall of Roe v. Wade last summer — a 1973 Supreme Court decision that had invented the “right” to abortion. The purpose of the study was to figure out how post-Roe abortion bans are affecting fertility, with researchers using provisional state resident birth counts to estimate how births are changing in states that have outlawed abortion relative to pro-abortion states.

“Our primary analysis indicates that in the first six months of 2023, births rose by an average of 2.3 percent in states enforcing total abortion bans compared to a control group of states where abortion rights remained protected, amounting to approximately 32,000 additional annual births resulting from abortion bans,” according to the study.

The study’s authors ultimately called the post-Roe shift the “most profound transformation of the landscape of U.S. abortion access in 50 years.”

“As of November 1, 2023, 14 states are enforcing bans on abortion in nearly all circumstances, and 23 percent of…

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