Pro-life Progress: 27 US Cities Identified as 'Abortion Deserts'

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pro-life Progress: 27 US Cities Identified as 'Abortion Deserts'

A new study found that some 27 cities could be identified as “abortion deserts,” where the nearest abortion facility is more than 100 miles away.

What these abortion promoters call ‘abortion deserts,’ we call ‘Abortion Free Communities,’” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “These cities prove that women do not need abortion and can get along just fine without it. In cities where there are no clinics marketing abortions to women, abortions decrease – sometimes dramatically — meaning more babies have a fighting chance at life. That should be good news to everyone.”

The study, conducted primarily by the University of California San Francisco, identified Corpus Christi, Texas as the largest abortion free community in the U.S. The city has a population of more than 324,000.

The second largest abortion free community, Fort Wayne, Indiana has a population of 260,326. The other cities in the top 5 are all Texas cities: Laredo, Lubbock and Amarillo.

“The truth is that these cities do not have abortion facilities for two reasons. First, there is not the demand for abortion to support a facility. Secondly, many of the 27 communities have active and determined pro-life activists who have worked tirelessly to pass pro-life legislation and educate the communities about the horrors of abortion. Their work has saved countless lives, and they should be commended,” Newman said.

The study did have some “errors,” according to In it, Columbia, Missouri, is listed as a community without an abortion facility, but there is a Planned Parenthood office in the city that is licensed to perform abortions and conducts them when a doctor is available.

The study also did not include Birmingham, Alabama, where there is a Planned Parenthood facility, but no abortions have been performed at the site in more than a year.

“Abortion facilities continue to close and abortion numbers in our nation have dropped to historic lows. This is our victory, and the Abortion Cartel’s defeat,” said Newman. “We are working every day to decrease abortions and increase the number of abortion free communities until we can achieve our goal of an abortion-free America where the lives of human beings in the womb are once again protected by law. That will be the ultimate victory, not just for pro-lifers, but for all of humanity.”


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Publication date: May 17, 2018

Pro-life Progress: 27 US Cities Identified as 'Abortion Deserts'