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Abortion Rates Are Way Down

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February 04, 2014 AT 7:28 AM
The U.S. abortion rate is at its lowest point since 1973. In 2011, there were fewer than 17 terminations for every 1,000 women ; a fall of 13% since 2008 and only a little higher than when the Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade. You might not guess that's the way things are trending from what politicians have to say about the issue, given that they tend to prefer discussing morals or rights rather than practicalities and realities. These numbers confirm that politics and mass culture are drifting further and further apart.