The Institute of Labor Economics in Germany has released a new analysis of U.S. birth data up to June 2023, providing statistical evidence that post-Dobbs pro-life laws have saved tens of thousands of lives.
The study focused on 14 states with strong pro-life laws and compared them to 24 states and the District of Columbia where abortion was legal. The analysis found that the pro-life laws resulted in 32,000 more children being born.
In particular, the 14 states saw above-average birth rate increases among self-described Hispanic women and women aged 20 to 24. The study aligns with previous research indicating the positive impact of pro-life laws on birth rates.
The findings were presented by professor Michael J. New in the National Review.