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Abortion totals and rates have dropped to historic lows according to CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states based on the newest data, the total number, rates, and ratios of abortions have hit an all-time low. PHOTO: MGN

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states based on the newest data, the total number, rates, and ratios of abortions have hit an all-time low.

Of 48 reporting areas nationwide for 2014, 652,639 abortions were reported to the CDC. That equaled a rate of 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44-years-old.

Women in their 20s accounted for the majority of abortions in 2014, totaling 58.9% of all reported abortions.

In 2014, Tennessee totaled 10,987 abortions, 13th among reporting states/areas for women aged 15-44. Of those, 21.3% were obtained by out-of-state residents, the fourth highest total.

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