A pro-abortion group has reported that the abortion rate since 2011 has dropped substantially, and is now at the lowest rate since Roe v. Wade in 1973.
According to the liberal Guttmacher Institute, the abortion rate has dropped from more than 1 million in 2011 to 926,000 in 2014 and 862,000 in 2017 — a 20 percent decrease during this seven-year time period.
Although pro-life changes on a state level are certainly a step in the right direction, Guttmacher said it believed these new laws were not the driving force behind the drop in abortions.
In their words: With the available evidence, it is impossible to pinpoint exactly which factors drove recent declines, and to what degree. However, previous Guttmacher analyses have documented that abortion restrictions, while incredibly harmful at an individual level, were not the main driver of national declines in the abortion rate in the 2008–2011 or 2011–2014 time periods. Much the same appears to hold true for the 2011–2017 timeframe….Rather, the decline in abortions appears to be part of a broader decline in pregnancies, as evidenced by fewer births over the same period
But, while the number of births overall may be dropping, the report also said that the ratio of abortions to overall pregnancies had also fallen since 2011 by 13 percent. – READ MORE