Reduction in abortion rates and number of procedures hits a plateau

abortion-rates-womenThe abortion rates in women as well as the net number of procedures getting performed in the US, both of which had been continuously declining for almost twenty years, have seemingly hit a plateau, as mentioned in an authoritative survey released on Tuesday.

The stall from 2005 to 2008 was benchmark to a steep change in the trend in abortions, which had reached a high at 1.61 million in the year 1990 and later on reduced nearly all the years until the year 2005. In 2005, it reached 1.21 million, the lowest ever reached since 1976.

According to Rachel K. Jones, a senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute, their findings did not significantly bring any change.

Guttmacher Institute is a non-profit reproductive health research centre that brings together, under one shed, the highest comprehensive data about the topic of abortion in the US. Jones said that the long-term reduction in the number of abortion cases has stalled.

The sudden plateau, which led to the worries in the anti-abortion activists and pro-choice advocates, increases the chance of the reversal of the decline. Still, further data is required to know that for sure.