With the Republican waves of 2010 and 2014, the number of abortion clinics that are being shut down has steadily increased in recent years. In fact, the number of abortion clinics operating in the United States has reached a 20-year low. Sixty clinics were closed in 2014 alone. According to the Hill, only 551 clinics remain open throughout the entire country.
Republicans control two-thirds of the governorships and the most state legislatures since 1920. Roughly half the country live in Republican-controlled states. This has been instrumental in curbing the pro-abortion agenda espoused by the left–and it seems as if pro-life success won’t be retreating anytime soon:
Clinic closures have spiked since the Republican wave of 2010, when the GOP took over the House and made gains in state legislatures around the country.
Since then, more than 200 new abortion rules have passed through state legislatures. The disappearance of the clinics comes as the rate of abortions nationwide continues its decades-long decline.
“No matter how one views the numbers, they show that we are winning,” Operation Rescue President Troy Newman wrote in a statement.
The number of abortion clinics closed this year is dwarfed by the record 93 clinics closed in 2013, which saw a wave of laws in states such as Texas shutter clinics.
But the number of closures could again jump in 2015, Operation Rescue said. If states like Texas are given the green light from courts to enforce new laws, the group said more doctors will be forced to abandon the practice.
That’s fine by me.