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CDC Says US Abortion Rate Is The Lowest In Decades


According to new data, the number and rate of abortions have fallen to their lowest level in decades. The latest annual report was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It said the rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per one thousand women, ages 15 to 44. That is down five percent from 2012. The last time the CDC recorded a lower abortion rate was in 1971, two years before the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. That ruling established a nationwide right for women to have abortions. The CDC report suggests several factors that are behind the abortion decline. They include a sharp drop in adolescent pregnancies, expanded coverage of contraception costs by health care plans, and more use of effective, long-lasting contraceptive methods.

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