Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 22nd, 1997
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that in 1995, the latest year for which figures were available, there were 311 legal abortions per 1,000 live births, the lowest level since 1976. Among women aged 15 to 44, it said, there were 20 abortions per 1,000 women, the lowest rate since 1975.
There were 1,210,883 legal abortions reported to health officials in 1995, said the CDC. That number was down 4.5 percent from 1994, and there has been a steady decline in the...
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