Bei, cite sources. Real sources... cdc, a real news outlet, not some pro-life propaganda site.
Kindly notice that they take data from CDC and from the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), and you can find the sources for said data by clicking here and clicking on the corresponding state.
So... Yeah. I dunno' why you always do this.
Also, in a state where abortion is illegal, OF COURSE no one is going to report one. They'll just cross the border into a state that has legal abortions... DUH.
...What state is abortion illegal in?
So, are 100% of the women getting abortions also RESIDENTS of the pro-choice states, or are they residents of non-choice states who are on the lam?
I think everyone realizes that 100% of anything isn't used by only instate residents-- Abortion is no exception. However, if you really want to play, then knock yourself out.
States which tilt PL tend to be in the South and Midwest. States which tend PC tend to be along the west coast and the north east. Now, you'll notice that out-of-state residents receiving abortions are concentrated into four areas-- One in the midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas), one in the south (Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina), one in the mid-Atlantic (Maryland, DC and Deleware) and one in New England (Rhode Island). Of those areas, North Dakota, Kansas and Washington DC have the greatest instances of out-of-state abortions (36.8%, 47% and 50.4%, respectively). Now, to understand where those women might have come from, you can go here. In the Midwest census region, where North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska are located, 19% of women having abortions traveled at least 50 miles, and 9% traveled more than 100 miles. In the South census region, where Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Maryland, DC and Deleware are located, 21% of women having abortions traveled at least 50 miles, and 10% traveled more than 100 miles. In the Northeast census region, where Rhode Island is located, 11% of women having abortions traveled at least 50 miles, and 3% traveled more than 100 miles. In other words, the majority of women who obtain out-of-state abortions travel less than 100 miles to obtain them.
Now, going back to the map, if we were to draw a 100 mile radius around each of the state outlined above, you'd notice that states such as Maryland, DC and Deleware would draw the majority of women from the mid-Atlantic and New England areas, while states such as Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina would draw the majority of women from the South. Of course, this is fairly crude and basic, but you get the idea. Women, in general, don't travel hundreds of miles for an abortion. They tend to stay within their area, or cross no more than one state line to obtain an abortion. In other words, you don't see en masse flocking from states where it's harder to obtain an abortion to states where it's easier to obtain an abortion unless those states are relatively close to each other. And, even then, it's not as frequent an occurrence as one might expect. Well, for the most part anyway lol