One-third of all U.S. independent abortion clinics have closed in the past 7 years

by Daniel Payne · Dec 11th, 2019 4:10 pm
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Last Updated Dec 11th, 2019 at 7:50 pm

A new report by an abortion advocacy group has shown that a full third of independent abortion clinics in the U.S. have closed since 2012.

Planned Parenthood currently administers about 37 percent of abortions in the United States, with independent abortion clinics handling 58 percent of pregnancy terminations.

The total number of independent clinics in the U.S. has fallen 32 percent since 2012, from 510 clinics to 344.

At least some of that can be ascribed to numerous laws and regulations passed by pro-life legislators, which one activist said makes operating an abortion clinic "too expensive or logistically impossible."