Free Birth Control Lowers Abortion Rates

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By Molly Grady

A new study shows free birth control can lower the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions.

Researchers at the Washington University School of medicine gave 9,000 women free birth control for four years.

During that time abortion rates for the group were up to 78 percent lower than the national average.

Researchers say about 50 percent of all U.S. pregnancies are unplanned.

 

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