A recent piece in the L.A. Times laments the relative lack of abortion providers in some parts of the United States. As a pro-life, Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms sees this state of affairs as cause for rejoicing.
According to the authors, “Ninety percent of all U.S. counties lack an abortion clinic… One in five women would need to travel at least 43 miles to reach a clinic. Six states have just one abortion provider. One of those states – Kentucky – could be the first to have no provider after the state challenged the legality of the last clinic in 2017.”
The article adds that “[more] than 1,100 abortion restrictions have been enacted since Roe vs. Wade.” Furthermore, the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Louisiana and Mississippi have passed laws that would ban abortion if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
To end abortion in the United States, Roe v. Wade must be overturned. However, this article is a helpful reminder that much can be done to reduce the number of abortions even within the constraints of Roe v. Wade. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms applauds those states that have taken strong incremental steps to reduce abortion.