Family Policy Alliance is proud to work with 39 state-based family groups to promote the sanctity of human life. Many of these states have passed laws to regulate abortion facilities or restrict when abortions can be performed. The result? Women have more access to pro-life pregnancy centers that offer prenatal care, adoption services and other life-affirming choices – and babies are saved.
Here’s a look at how many abortion sellers are left in these states and some of the legislation responsible:
Arizona has 10 Planned Parenthood locations in Arizona, but more than 183 better health care alternatives.
Total number of abortions has dropped since 2009. The Center for Arizona Policy says that may be due to the passage of legislation such as a partial-birth abortion ban, informed-consent laws, prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortions through health care exchanges and requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital.
There are 3 abortion sellers in Kentucky, but only one is operational.
Our friends at the Family Foundation of Kentucky tell us that EMW, a center in Lexington, will close permanently on Friday.
Maine has 3 abortion centers.
Missouri state has just one abortion center, but that number could rise in the next year.
Missouri Family Policy Council reports that it was the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring abortion centers to meet the same standards as surgical centers and requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital.
Nebraska has 3 abortion facilities.
Pennsylvania has 19 abortion centers and 21 hospitals perform abortions. Planned Parenthood did shut down nine outlets in the last 4 years, but none of those performed abortions.
Lawmakers passed the Health Care Facilities Act that made abortion facilities follow basic regulations for surgical centers. According to Pennsylvania Family Institute, five abortion centers shut down as a result.
South Dakota –
Family Heritage Alliance of South Dakota is proud to report there is only one abortion center remaining there.
The group plans to support 3 pro-life bills this legislative session to continue to raise awareness about the sanctity of human life.
In 2011 there were 20 abortion centers operating in Virginia. By 2016, there were 15. In the last 5 years, abortions dropped 32 percent.
The Family Foundation of Virginia says passage of an ultrasound law and an abortion center inspection law are likely the cause of the drop in clinics and abortions performed.
West Virginia –
Only one abortion facility remains open.
In 2016, they passed a 20-week abortion ban. The Family Policy Alliance of West Virginia continues to push for strict regulation of facilities.
Wisconsin has just 3 abortion facilities left. Two of them are Planned Parenthood affiliates, which is responsible for the majority of the abortions.
Bills passed in recent years redirecting taxpayer dollars to other medical centers has significantly contributed to the reduction in abortion centers. Wisconsin Family Action tells us the state also has an ultrasound law that allows women to see their preborn baby in the womb. All of this has led to fewer centers and fewer abortions.