After 30 Years Of Decline, Abortion Rates Are Now Increasing Again

After 30 Years Of Decline, Abortion Rates Are Now Increasing Again

Abortion Rates Changed After 30 Years…

( – For 30 years, abortion rates in the United States were on a downward trend. Then, in 2017, that changed. The number of abortions started steadily increasing, and as of 2020, nearly 1 in 5 pregnancies ended in termination.

According to new data from the Guttmacher Institute, from 2017 to 2020, pregnancy terminations increased by 8%, for an astonishing total of 930,160 procedures. The increase in abortions spans the entire country, with the largest spike in the West, which saw a 12% rise. These increases also affected the Midwest (10%), South (8%), and Northeast (2%).

This issue is at the heart of a recent controversy involving the Supreme Court. When POLITICO published a leaked draft of the decision for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it sparked a series of protests, including illegal acts of arson and direct threats to Supreme Court Justices.

The case has the potential to overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade case and return abortion jurisdiction to the states rather than the federal government. Approximately 26 states will outright ban the procedure if the SCOTUS overturns Roe.

Still, the fact abortions are on an upward climb is a worrying trend, especially coupled with the fact birth rates are in decline.

How do you feel about the upward trend in the number of abortions?

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