Abortion numbers in Illinois show post-Dobbs uptick
A new analysis shows that Illinois protects access to abortion services and has seen an uptick since the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision in April.
- Our state had one of the largest increases in abortions from April to August, at 28%.
- Only three had a higher increase: North Carolina (37%), Kansas (36%) and Colorado (33%).
The big picture: In August, abortion services became completely unavailable in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
- Since the Dobbs decision, there were 5,270 fewer abortions in July and 5,400 fewer in August nationally.
- In states with bans or severe restrictions, there were 7,870 fewer abortions in July and 8,040 fewer in August for a total of 15,910.
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