Telehealth Spurs Rise in Abortions Despite State Bans

The number of abortions in the United States has continued to increase over the past 18 months, defying expectations following the Supreme Court’s decision to end federal protection for abortion rights, NPR reported.

According to The Society of Family Planning’s WeCount project, this growth has persisted despite the implementation of total abortion bans in 14 states during the research period.

“We are seeing a slow and small steady increase in the number of abortions per month, and this was completely surprising to us,” stated Ushma Upadhyay, a professor and public health scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, who co-leads the research.

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