What’s Really Causing the Abortion Rate to Decline?
Last month two researchers affiliated with the Guttmacher Institute published a report in the American Journal of Public Health. The study analyzes abortion trends between 2008 and 2014. It finds that the U.S. abortion rate declined by 25 percent during that 6-year timespan. There were declines in the incidence of abortion among a wide range of demographic groups. However, the largest percentage declines took place among adolescents and non-white women.
Interestingly, for the first time in 20 years the abortion rate declined among women with incomes less than 100 percent of the poverty level. This study has been covered by a number of mainstream media outlets including The Washington Post, Shape Magazine, and Salon.