Abortions are increasing in Ohio

The number of abortions performed in Ohio has increased 8%, based on a comparison of 2020 and 2023 data, Axios’ Adriel Bettelheim reports.

Driving the news: States that are situated near those that banned abortion after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022 saw sharp increases in the number of procedures performed, likely due to an influx of border-hopping patients, per a new analysis from the Guttmacher Institute.

  • States with measures protecting abortion access had some of the highest jumps over the three-year period: Kansas’ was 114% and Colorado’s was 89%.

Why it matters: Ohioans will vote on Nov. 7 on a constitutional amendment that would protect abortion access statewide up to fetal viability, which could further increase the number of procedures performed here….”

By Molly
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