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.
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”