February 1, 2014
THE CULTURE WARS ARE A ROUT:
Report: Abortion Rate in U.S. Plunges to Lowest Level Since 1973 (Lauren Fox Jan. 31, 2014, US News)
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 1, 2014 11:03 AMA new report shows that the rate of abortions performed in the United States has hit its lowest level since 1973.In 2011, there were an estimated 1.1. million abortions in the U.S. and 16.9 abortions performed for every 1,000 15- to 44-year-old women living in the country, according to the study from the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit that promotes abortion rights. That's a 13 percent decrease both in the number and rate of abortions since 2008, when 1.21 million abortions were performed.The abortion rate in 2011 - the latest year studied for the report - also was dramatically lower than the all-time high in 1981, when there were 29.3 abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. In 1973, the abortion rate was 16.3 per 1,000 women.