WSJ: After years of decline, abortion rate rises

The Wall Street Journal: Abortion Rate Rises After A Long Decline
Rachel Jones, senior research associate at Guttmacher, said the stalled decline may be tied to several factors, such as the fact that teenage-pregnancy rates appear to have stopped falling and the absence of any gains in contraceptive use in recent years. The recession may also have played a role, prompting people to think twice about the costs of raising a child, Dr. Jones said, though Guttmacher estimates that the abortion fall-off ended before the downturn started in 2007 (Mathews, 1/11).

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