Abortion rates fall to lowest level in decades–CDC

The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday. 1

The latest report by the CDC, incorporating data from 47 states, said the abortion rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years. That’s half the rate recorded in 1980.

The last time the CDC recorded a lower rate was 1971, two years before a Supreme Court ruling extending abortion rights nationwide.

The CDC tallied 664,435 abortions in 2013 from the 47 states, down 20 percent from 2004. The CDC doesn’t receive abortion data from California, Maryland and New Hampshire; thus its total is less than the current estimate of more than 900,000 abortions annually in all states.
1as reported by ABC News

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God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

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