Abortion Tourism Has Begun?

Prior to the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion on the federal level, only a handful of states permitted the practice, including New York. This created an abortion tourism dynamic as women traveled to New York from other states to get their abortions. Recent years have seen a trend of conservative states restricting abortion. Women seeking abortion who live in those states are beginning to travel to neighboring states with less restrictive abortion laws. For example, while the general abortion trend in the U.S. is up by 1%, it was up by 10% in Illinois, a state with no abortion restrictions surrounded by conservative states restricting it. If the Supreme Court overturns or modifies Roe vs Wade in the coming days, abortion will not end. The lion’s share will simply shift to states like New York. Is the pro-life community prepared?

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