Without Any New Rules In Place, State’s Low Abortion Rates Credited To Contraception Access
Although both sides are claiming responsibility for a nationwide trend of fewer abortions, experts tip the scales in favor of increased contraception availability in states like California.
Abortion Rates Drop In California, Amid Federal Debate On Planned Parenthood, Reproductive Rights
Abortion rates are at an all-time low in California, and both sides of the political aisle are taking credit. New abortion data from the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that studies reproductive health, shows that fewer women than ever are obtaining abortions nationwide. Abortion opponents call it proof that their efforts to sway women away from the procedure are working, while abortion rights advocates point to increased sexual education and contraceptive use as drivers of the decline. (Caiola and Reese, 2/13)