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CDC: Abortions in the U.S. at all-time low

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states based on the newest data, the total number, rates, and ratios of abortions have hit an all-time low.

Of 48 reporting areas nationwide for 2014, 652,639 abortions were reported to the CDC. That equaled a rate of 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44-years-old.

Women in their 20s accounted for the majority of abortions in 2014, totaling 58.9% of all reported abortions, according to a report published by our sister station WZTV.

In 2014, Tennessee totaled 10,987 abortions, 13th among reporting states/areas for women aged 15-44. Of those, 21.3% were obtained by out-of-state residents, the fourth highest total.


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