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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2022 

Contact: Mary Owens, mowens@sbalist.org 

Large Abortion Rate Increases Found in States That Allow Abortion on Demand Until Birth

Washington, D.C.Today the Guttmacher Institute released a report showing a 7% increase in the U.S. abortion rate from 2017-2020. The report found substantial increases in abortion in states like California, Illinois and New York, which have expanded their abortion policies in recent years and where there are virtually no limits on abortion up to birth. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America issued the following response:

“Leading Democrats used to say abortion should be ‘safe, legal and rare.’ Now the Biden administration and Democrats in Washington push abortion on demand until birth, paid for by taxpayers – including dangerous mail-order abortion drugs – and governors in states like California and New York seek to make their states ‘sanctuaries’ and ‘safe havens’ for the abortion industry,” SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “These extremists are far out of step with the majority of Americans who want greater limits on abortion than court precedents currently allow.

“Now is the time for courageous leadership. The pro-life movement must continue educating fellow Americans, and pro-life lawmakers at both the state and federal level must be as ambitious as possible in building consensus. Millions of lives are at stake.”

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

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