Uruguay’s Great Decline

Uruguay is a South American country with a serious depopulation problem.  The answer can be found on a new interactive global map just published by Life Issues Institute.  While neighboring countries show encouraging population levels, why is Uruguay the odd man out?  Researchers point to a drop in fertility of women aged fifteen to twenty-four but say abortion isn’t to blame.  However, this directly contradicts with another report showing a one hundred forty three percent increase in legal abortions.  The legalization of abortion marked the beginning of what experts call the “great decline,” a steep and accelerated drop-in fertility rates.  Get more information about every country with our new interactive map at lifeissues.org.  

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