Record Number of Abortion Clinics Closed in 2013

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According to a survey by the pro-life organization Operation Rescue, a record number of surgical abortion clinics in the United States closed in 2013.

The group found that the total number of surgical abortion clinics remaining in the country is now 582. That is a 12 percent decrease in surgical abortion clinics in 2013 and a 73 percent drop from a 1991 high of 2,176.

According to the survey, 87 clinics stopped performing surgical abortions and 81 permanently shut down. But six clinics still sell abortion-inducing drugs.

The survey shows Texas has the most closures of surgical abortion clinics after an abortion law passed earlier in the year.

Pennsylvania and Maryland also saw shut-downs because of new abortion clinic safety regulations.

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