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Guttmacher Institute reports abortion at all-time low

Missouri is among the states with the lowest rates of abortions, according to a study recently released by the Guttmacher Institute.

The study noted that the U.S. abortion rate is at its lowest since 1973, the year of the Roe vs. Wade decision. In 2011, the national abortion rate had declined to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44. The report also noted that between 2008 and 2011, the abortion rate fell 13 percent, resuming a long-term downward trend that had stalled between 2005 and 2008.

Editorial | What we should take away from the Guttmacher study on the decrease in abortions

It was news that made pro-lifers rejoice. A study released earlier this week by the Guttmacher Institute shows that abortion is at an all-time low since the 1973, the year of the Roe vs. Wade decision. This was the news coming from an organization founded by Planned Parenthood, later to be spun off as an independent entity.

The study showed that the national abortion rate declined to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44 in 2011. Between 2008-2011, the abortion rate fell 13 percent, resuming a long-term downward trend that stalled between 2005-2008.

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