"They want something permanent because they fear that tomorrow there’ll be no other option,” one OB-GYN in Texas said.
July 20, 2022
By Elizabeth Chuck, Morgan Radford and Aaron Franco
AUSTIN, Texas — A staggering number of women are considering permanent sterilization procedures after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to physicians and online search data.
Searches for terms such as tubal ligation nearly quadrupled in the week after the high court’s decision, Google data shows. Facebook support groups for those interested in pursuing sterilization have been flooded, with one group gaining more than 2,500 new members since the June 24 ruling.