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Abortion rate at its lowest level since its legalization

  • The abortion rate has significantly dropped in the USA after the procedure become legal in 1973. 

    A new report by the Guttmacher Institute in New York shows that all but six states - Montana, Maryland, Alaska, New Hampshire, West Virginia and Wyoming - have had declines. 

    "A 13 percent drop over a three-year time period is a pretty much steep decline." the lead author said. Rachel Jones mentioned that the decline may be due to "highly effective contraceptive methods such as the IUD." 

    "Births have been falling for awhile, and the recession certainly accelerated the decrease in births," economist Ted Joyce said. "When you consider the changes in contraception and the largest recession since the Great Depression, those two factors seem like compelling explanations for the decline."

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