Wednesday, September 24, 2008

U.S. Abortion Rate at 30-Year Low

What kind of reporter would write 725 words about the U.S. abortion rate without mentioning the "morning after" pill, also known as "abortion in a bottle?" They are so proud of their contraceptive education efforts that they assume that they work.

Many abortions are among older mothers and minority women, report says

Abortions in the United States fell 33 percent between 1974 and 2004, but sizeable differences among racial and economic groups continue to exist as to who gets an abortion, a new report says.

While the number of abortions among teens has also dropped dramatically, down 50 percent, abortion rates are still high among older women with children and poor women, according to the report from the Guttmacher Institute.

"There's been a shift in the population of women obtaining abortions relative to 30 years ago," said Rachel Jones, a senior research associate at the institute. "They are older, they are more likely to be unmarried, more likely to be mothers, and they are more likely to be women of color." Read the balance at HealthDay News here

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