Abortion Rates Are Lower Than They’ve Been Since the 70s
It looks like Planned Parenthood is actually working, despite the pro-life GOP Congress members who say otherwise.
The current rate of abortions is now lower than it was before Roe v. Wade was enacted in 1973. In fact, the overall number of abortions has dropped below one million for the first time since 1975, according to a new study.
And it gets better: the rate of abortions per 1,000 women has also fallen 14 percent since 2011 according to the Guttmacher Institute.
Roe v. Wade was, and still is, one of the most debated and controversial Supreme Court cases ever. The 1973 case decided that a woman has a fundamental right to get an abortion, and is protected by the constitution.
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After Roe v. Wade, abortion rates increased in the 70s because of its legalization. Then, they started to fall thanks to mass access to birth control and Planned Parenthood.
And before you say that’s just a coincidence, there’s actual science behind this. It has been proven that a pro-choice and Democratic policy lowers the abortion rates, according to The Cut.
The Guttmacher Institute also admits that the states who impose stricter regulations on abortion also might have something to do with the lowering rates of abortions, but did not find any solid evidence of it.
So, we def need to keep Planned Parenthood around for as long as we can.