Nearly 10,000 Live Births Credited To Texas Abortion Ban

An eye-opening new report concluded that nearly 10,000 babies are alive in Texas today because of the state’s new abortion laws. This word comes from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Only the staunchest anti-life advocate could see this as a negative result, but undoubtedly there are those who do.

From April to December of last year, the study found that Texas had 9,799 additional births that would have instead been abortions without the legal change. Texas previously banned abortion after 22 weeks of gestation.

However, the current law prohibits abortion upon the detection of a fetal heartbeat. This can be found as early as 5-6 weeks of the mother’s pregnancy.

This new statute, which researchers say resulted in thousands of babies not being aborted, flowed from a “trigger law” passed by the legislature before the Supreme Court ditched Roe v. Wade. The high court last summer returned the issue of legality of abortion to the states.

Experts believe this is the first clear research performed on specific results of pro-life legislation, and it showed exactly what advocates promised it would.

Johns Hopkins created a “virtual” Texas by using birth data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Statistical modeling revealed that the Lone Star State could have expected 287,289 live births last year after Roe fell.

Instead, there were 297,088 live births recorded. The researchers insisted that their results are unique to Texas and may not be applied nationwide.

Suzanne Bell, assistant professor at the Bloomberg School’s Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, was not pleased by the news.

Bell complained, “the study’s findings highlight how abortion bans have real implications for birthing people, thousands of whom may have had no choice but to continue an unwanted or unsafe pregnancy to term.”

Birthing people, not women or mothers.

Nearly 10,000 human beings are alive today that would not be alive if Texas lawmakers did not have the courage to make a necessary change. They withstood the crush of criticism from the White House, leftist radicals, and the mainstream media and did what their conscience said was right.

Now these small children have a lease on life — an opportunity. That is proof that the Supreme Court and Texas were correct to stand for life.