US Abortion Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since It Was Made Legal in 1973
New report from the Guttmacher Institute reveals new findings
Fewer women than at any time in the last 46 years are choosing to have an abortion, according to a new report on Wednesday from the Guttmacher Institute.
“Abortion rates decreased in almost every state, and there’s no clear pattern linking these declines to new restrictions,” Elizabeth Nash, senior state policy manager at the Guttmacher Institute said.
The institute regularly collects abortion data by surveying hospitals and abortion clinics and reviews information from health departments and other sources.
According to the institute, here were about 862,000 abortions in 2017, almost 200,000 fewer than in 2011.
The abortion rate dropped to 13.5 in 2017 from 16.9 in 2011, the lowest rate since the procedure became legal in 1973.
One reason why the drop may be growing is the use of long-term contraceptive methods, like intrauterine devices and implants, the report suggests.
But Birthrates have also declined.
Neon Nettle reported earlier this month that abortion was the number one cause of death in 2018, with over 41 million babies being killed before birth, according to Worldometers.
There have been a massive 41.9 million abortions performed as of December 31, 2018, Worldometers reported.
Notably, in 2018, there were 8.2 million people who died from cancer, five million from smoking, and a further 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS.
Worldometers, which was voted one of the best reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA), runs a tally through the year of significant world statistics.
According to a new poll by Marist earleir this year, nearly half of all Americans oppose abortion and consider themselves "pro-life."
The poll suggests that 47 percent of Americans identify as "pro-life" and 47 percent "pro-choice."
The dramatic shift was led by Democrats and those under 45 years old, according to a survey taken Feb.12-17 following recent reports of states legalizing abortion up until birth.
"In a substantial, double-digit shift, according to the poll, Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47 percent) as pro-choice (47 percent)."