Here is Axios:
The number of Texas residents who traveled out-of-state to access abortion care increased dramatically after the most restrictive abortion ban in the U.S. went into effect in the state in September.
Driving the news: Newly released data shows that Planned Parenthood health centers in Texas’ surrounding states saw a nearly 800% increase in abortion patients from Texas between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021.
- Meanwhile in Texas, the number of clinic abortions performed in the state fell by approximately 60% in the first month after Senate Bill 8 was enacted.
Details: During the first four months of S.B. 8 being in effect, Planned Parenthood clinics saw the following increases:
- Oklahoma saw a nearly 2,500% increase in Texas patients compared to the previous year.
- Texans made up over half of the total number abortion patients in the state’s PP health centers, compared to less than 10% in 2020.
- New Mexico saw a 100% increase in patients with Texas zip codes.
- In Colorado, there was a more than 1,000% increase in abortion patients from Texas, “compared to previous years,” according to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Louisiana, another Texas neighboring state, saw an approximately 347% increase in abortion patients from Texas after the ban took effect, according to official government numbers sent to Axios.
- Between September and December of 2021, there were a total of 984 clinic abortions conducted in the state for Texas residents. That same time in 2020, Louisiana saw 220 Texas abortions patients.
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