Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Center for Disease Control released the most recent abortion statistics.
The CDC Abortion Surveillance Report dated November 28, 2014 reveals that in 2011 730,322 abortions were reported to the CDC down 35,329 from 2010 stats.
This report is based on abortion data provided voluntarily to the CDC for 49 reporting areas (the District of Columbia; New York City; and 47 states, excluding California, Maryland, and New Hampshire).
Of these abortions, 98.3% were from the 46 reporting areas that provided data every year during 2002–2011. Among these same 46 reporting areas, the abortion rate for 2011 was 13.9 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 219 abortions per 1,000 live births.
From 2010 to 2011, the total number and rate of reported abortions decreased 5% and the abortion ratio decreased 4%, and from 2002 to 2011, the total number, rate…
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