US abortion rate drop to record low

first_imgAnti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington this Jan. 18, 2019 photo. AP The report fromthe Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights,counted 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017. That’s down from 926,000 talliedin the group’s previous report for 2014, and from just over 1 million countedfor 2011. NEW YORK – Thenumber and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to theirlowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according tonew figures released Wednesday.center_img Guttmacher isthe only entity that strives to count all abortions in the U.S., makinginquiries of individual providers. Federal data compiled by the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention excludes California, Maryland and New Hampshire.(AP)last_img

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