Abortion

Abortion Rate Fell to Lowest Level in Over 30 Years in 2011

According to the Guttmacher Institute

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The abortion rate among American women declined to its lowest level in more than three decades in 2011, according to a new report released Monday that is widely considered the country's most definitive examination of abortion trends.

The 1.1 million abortions reported in 2011 represented a rate of 16.9 per thousand women of childbearing age, down from 2008, when a similar study estimated that 1.21 million abortions were performed at a rate of 19.4 per thousand women.

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