In the months following the overturning of Roe v Wade, Texas upheld and successfully defended its Heartbeat law against Federal challenges.
The law makes all abortions after a heartbeat is detected illegal, except in the case of a medical emergency where medical professionals do all they can to save the baby.
The most recent data from August 2022 shows only three abortions were conducted in the entire state, and each of those were sadly the result of medical emergencies.
Considering that in June 2022 there were 2,596 abortions – followed by 68 in July and 3 in August – you can see the near collapse the abortion ban has created.
When you take that into the context of 2021, when 53,783 abortions were conducted in the state, the number of children who have already been saved is staggering.
We're talking hundreds of thousands of Texan lives over the next decade.
While these numbers are worth celebrating, in states like California where the Alan Guttmacher Institute estimates there were 166,000 abortions in 2022, or New York where nearly one third of babies are aborted, it's pretty obvious the fight for life isn't over.