Decline in Number and Rate of U.S. Abortions Continues, New Analysis Shows
Meanwhile ,UK Rates Increase
NEW YORK, August 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new analysis from a pro-abortion group, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, shows that U.S. abortion rates continued to decline in 2001 and 2002, although the rate of decline has slowed since the early 1990s. The Institute estimates that 1,303,000 abortions took place in the United States in 2001—0.8% fewer than the 1,313,000 in 2000. In 2002, the number of abortions declined again, to 1,293,000, or another 0.8%. The rate of abortion also declined, from 21.3 procedures per 1,000 women aged 15–44 in 2000 to 21.1 in 2001 and 20.9 in 2002.