Report Shows Abortion Rate is at Historic Low

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    Anew report out shows a milestone in the number of abortions in theU.S.

    FOX’s Lilian Woo reports:

    The abortion rate in this country hasn’t been this low since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision back in 1973, this according to a new survey from the Guttmacher Institute, which counted 926,000 abortions in 2014, that’s a 12 1/5percent drop from the previous survey done in 2011 by the research group, which supports abortion rights.

    The decrease was seen nationwide, with abortions increasing in only six states over that three-year span.The authors of the report pinning the decline on two main factors: the increasing availability of affordable, long-lasting contraceptives which have reduced unintended pregnancies, and the surge of abortion restrictions in many states, which have forced some clinics to close.

    Lilian Woo, FOX News.

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