America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

HayJenn

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Abortion in the United States has decreased to record low levels, a decline that may be driven more by increased access to contraception and fewer women becoming pregnant than by the proliferation of laws restricting abortion in some states, according to new research. “Abortion rates decreased in almost every state and there’s no clear pattern linking these declines to new restrictions,” said Elizabeth Nash, senior state policy manager at the Guttmacher Institute, which issued the findings in a report and policy analysis on Wednesday. The institute, which supports abortion rights, periodically compiles abortion data by surveying hospitals and abortion clinics, and by reviewing information from health departments and other sources.

The institute estimated that there were about 862,000 abortions in 2017, nearly 200,000 fewer than in 2011. The abortion rate — the number of abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age — dropped to 13.5 in 2017 from 16.9 in 2011, the lowest rate since abortion became legal nationwide in 1973.

The report suggests that one reason for the decrease might be the growing use of long-term contraceptive methods, like intrauterine devices and implants, which are now covered by insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Birthrates have also declined.

She said that in four of the states that enacted new restrictions between 2011 and 2017 — North Carolina, Mississippi, Wyoming and Georgia — abortion rates actually rose. More than half the decline in the number of abortions during that time happened in states that did not pass restrictive abortion laws, she said. The research does not cover the period from 2018 on, when several conservative states passed especially stringent laws that would effectively ban most abortions — laws that are being challenged in court. But during the time frame of the research, 2011 to 2017, 32 states passed a total of 394 new abortion restrictions, the authors say.

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

Very good news :)
 

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Why is it very good news, it's not like you are killing a life, it's a zef, a zygote, a fetus, it's not human? why would less abortions matter to you or not?
 
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Abortions may continue to decrease now that the "doctor" in Indiana who had more than 2000 preserved fetal remains in his home has died.

That guy worked in Mayor Pete's town, and the abortion clinic was supported by the good mayor.

So, yeah, without him around, the nations abortion rate may decline even more...
 
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Abortion in the United States has decreased to record low levels, a decline that may be driven more by increased access to contraception and fewer women becoming pregnant than by the proliferation of laws restricting abortion in some states, according to new research. “Abortion rates decreased in almost every state and there’s no clear pattern linking these declines to new restrictions,” said Elizabeth Nash, senior state policy manager at the Guttmacher Institute, which issued the findings in a report and policy analysis on Wednesday. The institute, which supports abortion rights, periodically compiles abortion data by surveying hospitals and abortion clinics, and by reviewing information from health departments and other sources.

The institute estimated that there were about 862,000 abortions in 2017, nearly 200,000 fewer than in 2011. The abortion rate — the number of abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age — dropped to 13.5 in 2017 from 16.9 in 2011, the lowest rate since abortion became legal nationwide in 1973.

The report suggests that one reason for the decrease might be the growing use of long-term contraceptive methods, like intrauterine devices and implants, which are now covered by insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Birthrates have also declined.

She said that in four of the states that enacted new restrictions between 2011 and 2017 — North Carolina, Mississippi, Wyoming and Georgia — abortion rates actually rose. More than half the decline in the number of abortions during that time happened in states that did not pass restrictive abortion laws, she said. The research does not cover the period from 2018 on, when several conservative states passed especially stringent laws that would effectively ban most abortions — laws that are being challenged in court. But during the time frame of the research, 2011 to 2017, 32 states passed a total of 394 new abortion restrictions, the authors say.

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

Very good news :)
Good news. Hopefully it means people are making choices 'before' conceiving rather than afterwards.
 

HayJenn

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Abortions may continue to decrease now that the "doctor" in Indiana who had more than 2000 preserved fetal remains in his home has died.

That guy worked in Mayor Pete's town, and the abortion clinic was supported by the good mayor.

So, yeah, without him around, the nations abortion rate may decline even more...
This again has nothing remotely to do with the actual topic of the thread, but par for the course with you.

Anytime abortions can be reduced, that's a good thing.

Deciding when to have kids has a big effect on women's economic status.
 
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This again has nothing remotely to do with the actual topic of the thread, but par for the course with you.

Anytime abortions can be reduced, that's a good thing.

Deciding when to have kids has a big effect on women's economic status.
That "doctor" performed lots of abortions.

That IS the subject, right?

This dead "doctor" may have been Mayor Pete's favorite abortion "doctor" right there in his hometown.

Ya think?
 
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Abortion rates go down . . . overall violent crime rates go down . . . lots of things going down these days.
 
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