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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 03:31 AM

Abortions in the U.S. may be inching up after decades of decline, 18% of pregnancies are aborted

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2021-11-24/abortions-in-us-may-be-inching-up-after-decades-of-decline

National abortion figures in 2017 reached their lowest level since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the procedure.

But the next two years, there were small increases in the number and rate of abortions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

They rose 1% in 2018. The next year, the numbers increased 2% and the rate per 1,000 women of child-bearing age rose 1%.

The CDC report represents the latest available data on U.S. abortions. But it must be interpreted cautiously because it is based on voluntary reporting and is not comprehensive, experts say.

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“If it means more people are getting access to care when they need it, then this is a positive development,” Jones said.

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Reply Abortions in the U.S. may be inching up after decades of decline, 18% of pregnancies are aborted (Original post)
Demovictory9 Nov 25 OP
DFW Nov 25 #1
Demobrat Nov 25 #2
uponit7771 Nov 25 #5
Coventina Nov 25 #3
Submariner Nov 25 #4
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 25 #6
Silent3 Nov 25 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 25 #8

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 04:02 AM

1. One in every fifth pregnancy is aborted?

That seems huge to me. Is birth control no longer available back there in the States?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:08 AM

2. People know they can't afford kids

Where before they might have thought they could make a go of it, now they know they just don’t have the resources.

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:24 AM

5. +1, there are multiple urban areas with declining child populations because its too expensive to

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 05:52 AM

3. Why would a person want a child in this current world?

The earth is sliding toward becoming a Venus-like hellscape.

In the meantime, Fascists are taking over and ordinary people can no longer make a decent living.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:16 AM

4. World population was 3.6 billion in 1970 & 7.9 billion now

Wouldn't this level of abortion track with the exploding people population problem?

Some people may worry what's ahead for their baby 20 years from now, if they are poor today.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:27 AM

6. The at-home telehealth abortions are a game-changer. I know in my area it's broadened access

considerably.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:38 AM

7. Telehealth abortions?

I would take it that this means telehealth sessions where abortion pills are prescribed, and possibly then shipped?

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:47 AM

8. Yes.

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