birth-control-pillsThe abortion rate in the United States dropped to its lowest point since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in 1973, according to a study suggesting that long-acting contraceptive methods are having a significant impact in reducing unwanted pregnancies.

The Guttmacher Institute said abortions dropped 13 percent from 2008 to 2011, after having fallen eight percent between 2000 and 2005.

(READ the story in the Washington Post)

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