"We are continuing to witness the implosion of the abortion cartel in America. The only things that are preventing total collapse are court injunctions that are blocking several state abortion safety laws from being enforced," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.
"Once those laws clear the courts, we expect to see even more dangerous abortion facilities close. This is great news for women and babies because when abortion clinics close, lives are saved."
In all, 73 abortion facilities shut down for all or part of the year. The total number of all remaining abortion clinics in the US is currently 739. Of those 551 are surgical facilities and 188 supply medication abortions only.
These numbers represent a net decrease in abortion facilities in America, continuing a trend that has been ongoing for over two decades. In all, 75 percent of abortion clinics have closed since 1991.