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What’s Behind the Abortion Decline?

The number of abortions in America continues to fall. A new Associated Press survey found that abortions decreased by 12 percent from 2010 to 2015. Overall, abortion rates in the U.S. are at their lowest since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973.

The decline occurred both in conservative states and more liberal ones. Pro-life advocates say the laws regulating abortions are partially to credit, whereas pro-choice advocates say education initiatives and the widening availability and affordability of contraception is responsible for the drop.

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