Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Good News on the Abortion Front

US Abortion Rate Drops

Lowest Level in Decades

Kate Scanlon

Pro-life advocates are celebrating a new government report that reveals a drop in the U.S. abortion rate to the lowest level in decades

Data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the abortion rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44, half the rate of 1980.

In 2013, 664,435 legal induced abortions took place — a 5 percent drop from 2012. A majority of abortions were performed prior to eight weeks’ gestation, while 1.3 percent occurred at 21 weeks or later.

According to ABC News, the last time the CDC recorded a lower abortion rate was in 1971, two years before the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide.

Number of Abortions Over Time in the United States
For all years, excludes reporting areas that did not report abortion numbers every year during the period of analysis (2004–2013): California, Louisiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, and West Virginia.
CDC. As of 2013; refreshed annually. Show details 

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