Data: Texas Heartbeat Law Working to Lower Abortions


Texas saw a 60-percent drop in abortions in the month following its heartbeat law going into effect last year.

According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas abortions went from 5,400 in August down to just under 2,200 in September.

"In the grand scheme of things we're looking at about 100 babies saved per day from this law," says Kymberlyn Schwartz, spokesperson for Texas Right to Life.

But it's not all about stopping abortion. Schwartz points out the law includes the Alternatives to Abortion program.

"This includes maternity homes, adoption agencies, pregnancy centers and more so that way when a woman finds herself in a difficult pregnancy, she can get free help all over the state, no matter where you live in Texas. This even applies until up to the child is two or 3-years-old," she says.

She says there are still more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the new law. And it comes down to one thing -- money.

"In recent news interviews, abortion organizations have said they've lost I believe 70 percent of their usual income since September 1."

Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court this spring could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, sending abortion back to the states.

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