America’s abortion rate fell to the lowest level in decades, new data reveal.
The latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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.
In total, across 47 states tallied by the CDC, there were 664,435 abortions in 2013 – down 20 percent from 2004.
Drop in abortions: In total, across 47 states tallied by the CDC, there were 664,435 abortions in 2013 – down 20 percent from 2004 and half the rate reported in 1980
The only states that do not share abortion data with the CDC are California, Maryland and New Hampshire.
Officials estimate the national total could be around 900,000 abortions or more annually.