Abortion rate at lowest level since 1974

The rate of abortion has fallen to its lowest rate since 1974, according to this report, released yesterday.

However, also according to that report, 1 in 5 pregnancies still ends in abortion, meaning we need to do something to lower the rate of unintended pregnancies. We aren’t sure what the numbers mean yet, or why the rate is falling. Are people being more careful with their birth control? Is there greater access to contraception? Or is it that women are having a more difficult time finding abortion providers?

Amie Newman has a great blog post on this topic. Go check it out.

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