The latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the abortion rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.

That’s half the rate recorded in 1980.

The last time the CDC recorded a lower rate was 1971, two years before a Supreme Court ruling extending abortion rights nationwide.

In total, across 47 states tallied by the CDC, there were 664,435 abortions in 2013 – down 20 percent from 2004.

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