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CDC: For Every 1,000 Live Births, There Are 219 Abortions, Nearly an All-Time Low

According to a new report from the CDC, the latest numbers (from 2011) indicate that the abortion rate in America has fallen to nearly an all-time low, but there are still 219 abortions performed for every 1,000 live birth deliveries. The report says that in 2011, more than 730,000 abortions were performed (though the number could actually be closer to 1 million), which represents a dramatic decline over the last 40 years. Experts say that the falling abortion rate could be due to a number of factors including access to contraception and changing social norms

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