CDC: Abortion Rates Drop To “Historic Lows”

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WASHINGTON – According to a new CDC report, abortion numbers are trending downward, reaching “historic lows” in recent years.

This week, the CDC put out the final numbers from 2016.






There were upwards of 620,000 abortions that year among women ages 15 to 44

From 2007 to 2016, the rate fell 43 percent for adolescents ages 15 to 19.



The CDC admits that its findings on the issue are limited, as reporting is voluntary, and reporting requirements vary across the country.

 











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