- Once again, statistics suggest that abortion rates drop as access to contraception improves.
- New data from the Guttmacher Institute show abortion rates are at their lowest point since 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision, NPR reported Tuesday.
- The report shows that in 2014, 14.6 abortions were performed for every 1,000 women aged 15 to 44.
- That’s down from when abortion became legal in 1973, when the rate was 16.3 abortions for every 1,000 women.
- Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards chalked up the dip to readily available contraception.
- “It shows that we’re finally doing a better job of helping women get access to birth control that’s affordable and that’s high-quality,” Richards told NPR. Read more
Can you be libertarian and pro-life?