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Abortion rates drop to lowest level since Roe v. Wade, advocates debate the reasons why




Pro-choice advocates (right) and anti-abortion advocates (left) rally outside of the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Pro-choice advocates (right) and anti-abortion advocates (left) rally outside of the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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According a new report from the Guttmacher institute, the rate of abortions in the US has hit the lowest level recorded.

Abortion-rights advocates claim it's the result of the Affordable Care Act making birth control readily-available, particularly long-acting ones like IUDs. Supporters of abortion restrictions claim newer restrictions on abortion clinics are making a difference. But many factors are likely in play.

Guests:

Rachel Jones, Ph.D., principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, a research group supporting legalized abortion; she is the lead author of the study “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014

Chuck Donovan, president of the anti-abortion rights Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research-based wing of the Susan B Anthony List