Charlotte Lozier Institute
In late November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that abortion in the United States has fallen to “historic lows” – with these most recent data revealing the lowest abortion rate since 1971, two years before the legalization of abortion nationwide via Roe v. Wade.
This latest CDC report, for year 2013 data, documents that since 2004 the total number of abortions (664,435) has fallen by 20 percent and the abortion rate (12.5 per 1,000 women) has fallen by 21 percent. Overall, the country’s abortion rate has decreased by five percent since last year’s report. Importantly, the data show not only a consistent downward trend, but also a pervasive one as most of the reporting states and localities experienced a decline in abortion rate from the year prior.
Below are some highlights from the report covering 2013 data. (Note: This CDC report does not include abortion data from California, Maryland, or New Hampshire, which have not reported abortion data to their health departments for years, as reporting is not mandatory.)
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