What happens next with Alabama’s near-total abortion ban: Live updates – CNN

The number of abortions in the United States increased gradually from 1973, then peaked in 1990 and has been on the decline since.

The following is the number of abortions reported to the CDC from selected reporting areas as of April 2018:

2015: 638,169 2014: 652,639 2013: 644,435 2012: 699,202 2011: 730,322 2010: 765,651 2009: 784,507 2008: 825,564 2007: 827,609 2006: 846,181 2005: 820,151 2000: 857,475 1995: 1,210,883 1990: 1,429,247 <�— peak 1985: 1,328,570 1980: 1,297,606

Meanwhile, the abortion ratio increased from 196 per 1,000 live births in 1973 to 358 per 1,000 in 1979 and then remained nearly stable through 1981. The ratio peaked at 364 per 1,000 in 1984 and has steadily declined since then.

Source: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/alabama-abortion-bill/index.html

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