New reports show more than 400 women from Arkansas had abortions in Kansas during 2022.
In June the State of Kansas released its annual abortion statistics. The data shows that abortions increased in the Sunflower State from 7,849 in 2021 to 12,318 in 2022.
The number of abortions performed on women from Arkansas rose from 74 in 2020 to 405 last year. Of those 405 abortions, eleven were on girls under the age of 18.
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and abortion became prohibited in Arkansas except to save the life of the mother. Data from the Arkansas Department of Health shows that prevented an estimated 1,500 abortions last year.
Together, these numbers indicate that while hundreds of women from Arkansas traveled out of state for abortions last year, Arkansas’ pro-life laws still protected many more women and unborn children from abortion.
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