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Abortion rates among pregnant teenagers stand at an average of 50.
The highest abortion rates were in New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware and New Jersey; the lowest were in Wyoming, Mississippi, South Dakota, Kentucky and Missouri.
For the year 2006, teen abortion rate data were obtained from Statistics Canada (n.
In between the extremes of Eastern and Western Europe fall Latin America, Africa and Asia, where the abortion rates are 32, 29 and 28 per 1,000, respectively.
The new data mark the end of a long-term decline in abortion rates, dating back to the 1981 peak of 29.
First, was the state's change from a notification statute to a consent statute in 2005 associated with a decrease in the abortion rate and an increase in the rate of second-trimester abortions among minors relative to rates among older teenagers?
The highest abortion rate was among 19-year-olds, said the Health Department, which has pledged pounds 20.
The abortion rate for girls under 16 was also lower than in 2007, as was the rate among all girls under 18.
Legislation in Congress supported by pro-life and -choice leaders such as the Pregnant Women's Support Act aims to reduce the abortion rate in the U.
Eliminating access to abortion is an unjust means of reducing the abortion rate, one that denies women their human rights - not to mention the fact that there is ample evidence that safe, legal abortions improve maternal outcomes.
Nor can it be coincidence that the rise in the abortion rate goes hand-in-hand with the rise in STD's, which also goes hand-in-hand with the rise in binge drinking
On the whole, the abortion rate decreased more in developed countries, where abortion is generally safe and legal on broad grounds (from 39 to 26), than in developing countries, where the procedure is largely illegal and unsafe (from 34 to 29).