Abortion rate among teens dropped from 39% to 14%

The number of abortions done on teenagers has dropped a great deal. The abortion rate among teens is much lower than it was.

“Teens represented fewer than 14% of all abortions in 2011, compared to nearly 39% in 1980.”

Brittany Ferrell “Abortion in US at 40-Year Low” Family Policy Facts, NC Family Policy Council, 12/11/2014

The younger generation is having fewer abortions than in the past.

Perhaps the wider visibility of ultrasound pictures like this one has helped lower abortion rate among teens.

Abortion rate among teens

10 week 3d sonogram

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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