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US women are having abortions at the lowest rate on record since Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion, according to a new report. In fact, contrary to popular opinion, the abortion rate has been steadily declining for decades.

The new report comes from a massive census of US abortion providers taken every three years by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit research organization that supports legal abortion. It’s surprisingly difficult to get accurate data on abortion in the US (more on that later), but Guttmacher’s census is the most comprehensive available on the subject.

Guttmacher gathered data on abortions performed between 2011 and 2014, and found that abortion rates continued their steady downward trend before reaching historic recorded lows in 2014. The overall rate, 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women, is lower than it was in 1973, when Roe v. Wade was decided and when the abortion rate was 16.3 per 1,000 women.

What’s more, Guttmacher found, the raw recorded number of abortions fell below 1 million for the first time since the mid-1970s. There were 1.06 million recorded abortions in 2011, and by 2014 that number was 926,200.

The abortion ratio — the proportion of abortions to live births — is also down to historic lows. In 1995, the abortion ratio was about 26 abortions for every 100 live births; in 2014, it was 18.8.

The abortion rate and the abortion ratio tell us different things. The abortion rate is a bigger-picture snapshot of how common abortion is among women every year, while the abortion ratio gives us a sense of how many women who get pregnant decide to stay pregnant.

The abortion ratio speaks to a hot-button question when it comes to the politics of abortion: If fewer women are having abortions, is it because they are rejecting abortion from a moral standpoint, because they want an abortion but can’t get one, or because they are having fewer unwanted pregnancies in the first place?

The abortion rate mostly fell because more women used birth control, and used more reliable methods
Abortion rates have been falling for three decades in the developed world, as Vox’s Sarah Kliff has explained. But in developing African, Asian, and Latin American countries, rates have either held steady or increased since the 1990s. That’s because women in developed countries, such as in Europe and North America, have much better access to higher-quality methods of birth control, and live in a culture that treats contraception as less of a taboo.

But abortion rates in the US have been falling even faster than usual since 2008 — 3 or 4 percent per year instead of about 2. And while Guttmacher researchers Rachel Jones and Jenna Jerman caution that more research is needed to fully understand the link between abortion access and abortion rates, better contraception appears to be the main reason.
http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/1...-birth-control

Be a shame if Republicans f***ed this up and the rate started rising.
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Why don't you left wingers make Muslim's practice birth control..

The entire world would benefit.. Especially here.

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Why don't you left wingers make Muslim's practice birth control..
This has got to be one of the dumbest things you've ever said.
What we're talking about does NOT involve forcing anybody to practice birth control.

But your post was useful in one regard.
I point out to a right-winger how we ARE ACTUALLY reducing the abortion rate.
(The thing many right-wingers claim is "murdering babies".)
And you haven't even a concern about learning what's actually going on.

I've talked about lowering abortion rates REPEATEDLy on this forum, and the right-wingers who pretend to be interested show no interest in furthering mechanisms that actually work.
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This has got to be one of the dumbest things you've ever said.
What we're talking about does NOT involve forcing anybody to practice birth control.
It is not dumb to suggest that we do not need any more dumbasses being born to pollute the earth with bullshlt rules pooped out by some moon god.

Now, back to the topic of less babies being murdered because of the rise of more conception control.
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