Abortion Rates at Historic Lows

 

  • A new CDC report released on Wednesday confirmed the rate dropped a significant two percent from 2013 to 2014
  • It shows the steady decline seen over the past few years it continuing
  • The biggest decrease was seen among teenage pregnancies
  • And now more abortions than ever are performed before 8.5 weeks’ gestation

 

The abortion rate has dropped to an historic low in the US, the latest data reveals.

A new CDC report released on Wednesday confirmed the rate dropped two percent from 2013 to 2014, continuing the steady decline seen over the past few years.

In 2014, there were 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age – down from 19.4 in 2008.

The biggest decrease was seen among teenage pregnancies, and now more abortions than ever are performed before 8.5 weeks’ gestation.

While the drop mirrors the closure of abortion clinics nationwide, experts say the figure is likely down to more effective use of contraception and the falling pregnancy rate.

Read more: DAILY MAIL

 

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