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Abortion in the United States rose slightly for the second year in a row in 2019, according to data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicating a potential new trend after abortion had been declining for more than a decade.

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According to abortion monitoring report, The number of legal abortions increased by 2% in 2019, with 18% of all pregnancies ending in miscarriage—although the data is incomplete because California, Maryland and New Hampshire did not submit the information.

Abortion reached historic lows in 2017, when it fell by 3.2% from 2010.

The ratio of abortions to live births rose by 3% as birth rates continue to decline nationwide. 1% is falling from 2018 to 2019

Among those who received abortions, 29.3% were aged 25-29, 27.6% age 20-24, 3.7% age 40 or older and 0.2 percent age 15 or less.

New York City had the most abortions (27.2 per 1,000 women aged 15-44) of the reporting states, and Wyoming had the least (0.3 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44).

Non-Hispanic black women received 38.4% of abortions, which is more than the 13.4% of the US population made up of black people, compared to 33.4% for non-Hispanic whites and 21% for Hispanic women.

White women had the lowest abortion rates (6.6 abortions per 1,000 women) and black women had the highest (23.8 abortions per 1,000 women).

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