The good news about the abortion rate in America is that it’s declining.
The most significant drop was from 2001 to 2011, reports Charles Donovan in Heritage’s new Index of Culture and Opportunity. “The overall direction of U.S. abortion practice is clear. A closer look at individual states that have consistent data confirms this trend,” he writes.
While the abortion rate is on the decline, there is more that needs to be done.
Be sure to read Heritage’s entire Index of Culture and Opportunity. The Index of Culture and Opportunity tracks key social and economic indicators to determine whether important indicators of opportunity in America are on the right track.