Preliminary data from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission shows that at least four babies survived abortions that were committed on Texas residents in the first four months of 2023 alone. The fate of the babies is unknown.
The data reveals that in January of 2023, there were at least three infants who survived abortions committed on Texas residents. In April of 2023, there are reports of one baby having survived an abortion attempt. It is unclear if those abortions took place in Texas or outside of Texas on Texas residents.
Induced Termination of Pregnancy data is reported to Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) by both abortionists and abortion-committing facilities. Because both abortionists and facilities are required to report abortion complications that they diagnose and/or treat, the same complications are likely to appear in both reports, the HHS Office of Communications told Live Action News.
Abortion advocates have long denied that abortion survivors exist; after all, admitting that babies can survive abortions would aki to admitting they are living human beings when they are inside the womb. However, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that over the course of 12 years, more than a hundred infants were reported to have survived for at least a short time after abortions. Minnesota’s 2021 abortion report revealed that five children were born alive during abortions in that state that year alone. The report further added that none of them received medical care — in other words, they were left to die. Strikingly, Minnesota no longer plans to report future numbers of children who survive abortion.
Another report found that over 100 babies were born alive following abortions in just five states over approximately a decade. Furthermore, though convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell is the most notorious example of an abortionist who either allowed abortion survivors to die or actively murdered them, he is far from alone. As Live Action’s Inhuman investigation showed, other abortionists admit they are willing to let abortion survivors die:
Yet not all abortion survivors die shortly thereafter. Many now-adult abortion survivors, including Melissa Ohden, Paula Page, Josiah Presley, Claire Culwell, Jennifer Milbourn, Denisha Workiser, Hope Hoffman, and Dr. Imre Téglásy, have shared their personal stories of abortion survival with the world.
In addition to the four abortion survivors noted in the Texas report, there were 18 complications labeled “incomplete abortion” and three labeled “Failure to actually terminate the pregnancy.”