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Abortion Pill Use a Factor in Drop in U.S. Abortion Rate

The Supreme Court decision on the landmark Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion in America on January 22, 1973. That year, the legal abortion rate was 16.3 abortions per 1,000 women in the U.S. Since then, the abortion rate has fluctuated to as high as 19.4 in 2008 and to the current all-time low of […]

State Abortion Law Restrictions a Factor in Drop in U.S. Abortion Rate

  In our ongoing series on the factors behind why the US Abortion Rate Dropped 25% in Six Years, we have explored Factor One: Less Teen Intercourse, and Factors Two and Three: Pregnancy Centers and Delayed Childbearing. This article explores Factor Four: State Abortion Law Restrictions. Since the Supreme Court passed Roe v. Wade in […]

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How Do I Tell My Boss I Am Pregnant?

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of hope and excitement while awaiting your newest family member. It can also be a time of uncertainty, especially where your employment is concerned. Some employers have positive attitudes and policies regarding maternity leave and parenting, while other employers have a less than welcoming approach. The good news is […]

Pregnancy Centers and Delayed Childbirth Are Factors in US Abortion Rate Decline

The U.S. abortion rate is now at an all-time historic low, due to a 25% drop in the last six years. At 14.6 abortions per 1,000, the abortion rate is lower than it was in 1973 when Roe v. Wade was passed (16.3 per 1,000 women), according to three independent surveys (two by the federal […]

Less Teen Intercourse a Factor in Drop in US Abortion Rate

The abortion rate in the U.S. has seen a 25% drop in the last six years. This is the first article in a multi-part series exploring the factors behind this massive drop.  At 14.6 abortions per 1,000, the abortion rate is now lower than it was in 1973 when Roe v. Wade was passed (16.3 […]

US Abortion Rate Drops 25% in Six Years

Three independent studies (two by the federal government and one by the Guttmacher Institute) found that the number of abortions for women ages 15 to 44 dropped from 19.4 abortions per 1,000 women in 2008 to 14.6 in 2014. That means there are 1 in 4 less abortions in the United States! Furthermore, the overall […]

Abortion – Are you considering an abortion?

Abortion – Are you considering an abortion? If you are reading this article, you may be pregnant and considering abortion.  Most women do not come to the decision to abort lightly. Half of pregnancies in America are unintended. It may feel like you are alone and pregnant but many women in the San Francisco Bay […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Medical Clinics for Unplanned Pregnancies

  5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Medical Clinics for Unplanned Pregnancies All of Support Circle’s services are provided free of charge to our clients thanks to the generous donations of our supporters.  So why should supporters invest in medical clinics for unplanned pregnancies? Reason #1: Half of Pregnancies are Unplanned Half of all pregnancies […]

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Common Misconceptions About Unplanned Pregnancies

Common Misconceptions About Unplanned Pregnancies We asked our patient advocate team to share some of the most common misconceptions about unplanned pregnancies they encounter when meeting with women in our three Bay Area pregnancy clinics.  We are sharing these so that you also can be educated about these common misconceptions about unplanned pregnancies. Misconception 1: […]

Pregnant Women Considering Adoption

Pregnant Women Considering Adoption Support Circle has been fortunate to work with women in an unintended pregnancy who choose adoption as their final pregnancy decision.  We have found this population of women to be courageous, selfless and extremely contemplative about their decision.  As I reflect upon several women who chose to place their child for […]