Anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington on Jan 18. The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington on Jan 18. The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Number of abortions in U.S. falls to lowest level since 1973

Group that supports abortion rights counted 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017.

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