Abortion rates are at a national low

Some good news for pro-life advocates: abortion rates are reportedly at an all time low. The CDC recently published a report which states that abortions are down 2 percent from a previously published report.

From The Daily Signal:

The abortion rate also dropped 0.3 points during the same time period, dipping from 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in 2014 to 11.8 for the same age group in 2015.

CDC began surveillance of legal induced abortions in 1969 and compiles voluntarily reported state data to produce national estimates every year since 1988, according to the agency’s website.

The number of legal abortions skyrocketed in the years following the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the country. This trend reached its climax in the 1980s. Since then, the annual number of abortions has been decreasing slowly, rising only slightly between 2006 and 2008 but continuing its downward trend to today.

March for Life celebrated the news with this Tweet, “Many factors contribute to this new record. Important ones to not leave out: -advancements in sonogram/ultrasound technology, education on abortion and pre-natal development, thousands of life-affirming pregnancy centers, pro-life legislation.”


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