Abortion clinics are closing at a record pace as state laws tighten the leash.
Since 2011, almost 60 abortion clinics have shut down following the ever-more-strict state laws. How much of a difference is this making? That’s almost one in ten clinics closing their doors.
This unprecedented decline in abortion clinics is due to a Republican-led push to eliminate said clinics altogether. Raised standards and prices have driven enough business away that they simply can’t afford to stay open. Strangely, the law seems to be working faster than any militant attempts in the past, which included bombings and murdered doctors.
Women seeking the services usually go to abortion clinics for the discretion involved, so they don’t have to deal with onlookers’ look of disapproval as they go through a regular hospital to have the service done.
The obvious problem with abortion clinics closing is that it doesn’t cut down on women being raped, and as a result, we may end up with a sudden burst in adoption requests as agencies may end up overpopulated. Also, there is such a thing as an ectopic pregnancy, where the child actually starts developing inside the fallopian tube. When this happens, the mother may die of internal bleeding before the baby is even born. An abortion could have prevented the death of the mother in that case.
Planned Parenthood Center for Choice in Bryan, Texas was one such clinic which closed its doors the first week of August, telling patients instead to travel 100 miles to the nearest hospital. Its website has the following post:
“Due to the recent passage of politicized health-care restrictions in Texas House Bill 2, women will lose access to safe abortion services in Brazos County. While we believe the excessive and medically unnecessary requirements imposed on clinics providing early abortion are unconstitutional, we have made the difficult and practical decision to close at this time rather than face the prospect of having to do so in the foreseeable future.”
Abortion clinics are closing all over the US in record numbers now, due to increasing state laws.