Abortions in North Carolina dropped 31 percent in the month after the state’s 12-week abortion ban took effect, the largest of any state, according to a new analysis.

The law took effect July 1, and there were 1,310 fewer abortions performed in the health system that month compared to June, the analysis from the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion-rights research group, showed.

Abortions decreased 7 percent nationwide, the analysis found.

In the first six months of 2023, North Carolina saw a 55 percent increase in abortions compared to a similar period in 2020, as it was one of the few states in the southeast without significant abortion restrictions.  (Excerpt from The Hill.)


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