U.S. Abortions Hit a 40 Year Low – 3%
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U.S. Abortions Hit a 40 Year Low

The number of abortions in the U.S. is at a 40-year low, according to a new study published Tuesday by the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute.

The report counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, down by 12.5 percent from Guttmacher’s previous survey in 2011, which tallied 1.06 million abortions across the country. Only 14.6 abortions occurred per 1,000 American women between the ages of 15 and 44, which is the lowest rate since abortion was legalized nationally in 1973 by the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

The Guttmacher Institute is the only entity that attempts to count all abortions in the U.S. as federal survey’s of the practice by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) don’t have data from California, Maryland or New Hampshire.

The CDC’s data concurs that U.S. abortion rates are probably at their lowest point in decades.

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