Thursday, December 19, 2013

Abortion rate continues to decline

Michael New, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, looked at the national statistics on abortion and found some positive signs.

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released abortion figures for the year 2010. The data indicates that the national abortion rate continues its 20 year decline. The number of abortions performed declined by 3 percent between 2009 and 2010. This decline is fairly consistent across the country. The number of abortions went down in 36 of the 44 states that reported data to the CDC.