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Abortions fell most in a decade as teen rate declined

(Bloomberg) Abortions in the U.S. fell 5 percent in 2009, the biggest annual drop since at least 2000, as the rate of teenage pregnancies declined, health officials said.

A total of 784,507 abortions were reported in 2009, with a ratio of 227 abortions for every 1,000 live births, the Atlanta- based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report today. The report included the District of Columbia and New York City while excluding seven states that didn’t provide enough data.