49 Abortion Clinics Closed In 2023, 137 Total Closures In Past Two Years

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Anti-abortion activists hold a moment of prayer during a protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on January 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. The protest was organized by the Purple Sash Revolution and Priests for Life, calling for defunding and replacing of Planned Parenthood. On Friday, thousands of anti-abortion activists are expected in Washington, DC for the annual March For Life. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
  • Operation Rescue’s 2022 annual survey revealed a colossal 88 abortion clinic closures. In 2023, another 49 abortion clinics closed or halted abortions, for a total of 137 clinic closures in the last two years.
  • Of the 49 clinics that closed or halted abortions, the share of closures were nearly equal among pill-only clinics and surgical abortion clinics, 25 and 24 respectively.