U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Hits Historic Low
January 17, 2017
Improvements in Contraceptive Use Are Likely Contributing to the Decline, But Punitive Abortion Restrictions May Also Be a Factor
For the first time since 1975, the number of abortions in the United States dropped under one million (958,700 in 2013 and 926,200 in 2014), according to “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014,” by Rachel Jones and Jenna Jerman. The abortion rate also continued to decline, falling to 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44, the lowest rate ever recorded, and a 14% decline from 2011.
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Source, Guttmacher Institute: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/us-abortion-rate-continues-decline-hits-historic-low