The abortion debate is more complex than you think

Updated 1444 GMT (2244 HKT) June 27, 2016

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(CNN)Abortion will always be one of those hotly debated and emotional issues. But if you think you have a good handle on the state of abortion in the U.S., you may be surprised by some of these stats:

Abortions are not on the rise.

Though the abortion debate is a very visible part of the American landscape, the number of abortions in the U.S. have been generally declining since the 1990s.
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