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Why abortions are way down

Why abortions are way down


Why abortions are way down

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 06:54 AM PST

The U.S. abortion rate is at its lowest point since 1973. In 2011, there were fewer than 17 terminations for every 1,000 women; a fall of 13% since 2008 and only a little higher than when the Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade. You might not guess that's the way things are trending from what politicians have to say about the issue, given that they tend to prefer to discuss morals or rights rather than practicalities and realities. These numbers confirm that politics and mass culture are drifting further and further apart.

What the 'Marlboro Man' taught us

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:54 AM PST

At least four former Marlboro Men, those rugged actors of the famous ad campaign, have died of smoking-related disease. The latest was Eric Lawson, who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused by a three-pack-a-day habit. Lawson, the face of what became the best-selling brand of cigarettes, was felled by the lethal products he helped promote.

Piecing together the actor's last day

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:45 AM PST

The day before he died, those who saw Philip Seymour Hoffman noticed something odd.

How heroin kills you

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:38 AM PST

The autopsy results aren't in yet, but police believe heroin played a role in the death of Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman -- if not the primary role.

Opinion: Addicts don't have to die

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 08:12 AM PST

People are mourning the tragic overdose death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found Sunday morning alone in his New York apartment with a needle in his arm and empty bags of heroin.

The Hoffman we didn't know

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 05:02 AM PST

Call him Phil. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died Sunday, was not one to stand on ceremony.

Stars who died during production

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:32 AM PST

Knox's ex: I'm not responsible

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 02:39 AM PST

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito talks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the latest guilty verdict in Italy.

Man shot watching ice fishing

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 10:31 AM PST

A Maine man is lucky to be alive after being shot in the head while watching a friend ice fish.

2nd brain-dead mom on ventilator

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 04:37 AM PST

A Canadian woman who was declared brain dead is being kept on life support until doctors can deliver her unborn child.

Ex-teen girlfriend defends Allen

Posted: 03 Feb 2014 07:05 PM PST

Stacey Nelkin was 17 when she dated, then 42, actor Woody Allen and defends him amid allegations he was sexually abusive.

Namath's coat steals Super Bowl

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 08:54 AM PST

Joe Namath caused a stir on social media when he wore a fur coat to do the coin toss at the Super Bowl.

Teacher sex charges after online vid

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 04:56 AM PST

A former teacher who was confronted via a YouTube video has been charged with sexually assaulting two female students.

WHO: Cancer cases to soar 57%

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 05:31 AM PST

Cancer cases are expected to surge 57% worldwide in the next 20 years, an imminent "human disaster" that will require a renewed focus on prevention to combat, according to the World Health Organization.

2 shootings, 2 sons dead

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 08:43 AM PST

"What is it like to bury both of my kids?" Dinyal New's voice trails off, unable to continue.

Mom loses two sons in 19 days

Posted: 03 Feb 2014 07:18 PM PST

Kyung Lah talks to an Oakland, California, mother whose two sons were killed by gun violence in less than three weeks.

Brothers escape dad's massacre

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 10:37 AM PST

An Illinois man fatally shot several family members except for his 14-year-old stepson who escapes with his brother.

5 things new Farm Bill will mean for you

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:21 AM PST

It may be the most overlooked mega-bill of the past 12 months.

120 million of us to get snow and ice

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:21 AM PST

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Your Facebook life in 62 seconds

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 09:34 AM PST

If you're on Facebook, a new video about your life went live online Tuesday.

Castaway says he wanted to end it

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:16 AM PST

A castaway who claims to have spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean says his faith in God kept him going through the ordeal. But there were times, he said, when he wanted to end it all.

Virginia police captain disappears

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 04:42 AM PST

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are searching for two men in connection with the disappearance of a Virginia police captain. Waynesboro police captain Kevin Quick, 45, was last seen leaving his mother's house Friday night on his way to visit a friend 20 miles away, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Gellar.

Anne Frank's toys to go on display

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:33 AM PST

Shortly before she and her family went into hiding, Anne Frank gave some of her toys to a friend for safekeeping -- a tin of marbles, a tea set and a book.

Multilingual Coke ad sparks anger

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 03:54 AM PST

A Coca-Cola ad with "America the Beautiful" in different languages that aired during the Super Bowl has sparked anger.

Escaped killer caught after kidnapping a woman.

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 04:05 AM PST

A killer who escaped from Michigan was captured after kidnapping a woman.

Alaska's 'resident evil' of rape

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 02:10 AM PST

Alaska's rape rate is the highest in the country. CNN Opinion's John D. Sutter went there to find out why.

'Lawless land'

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 04:57 AM PST

Over the course of several years, Beth's boyfriend shattered her elbow, shot at her, threatened to kill her, lit a pile of clothes on fire in her living room, and, she told me, beat her face into a swollen, purple pulp.

No police

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 01:12 AM PST

CNN Opinion's John D. Sutter says the near-lawlessness of rural Alaska contributes to its high rape rate.

Map: Worst states

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 01:11 AM PST

"Alaska has an epidemic," Gov. Sean Parnell told me. It's not bear attacks or deadly roads. It's rape and violence against women.

Groups need your support

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:37 AM PST

CNN columnist John D. Sutter recently traveled to Alaska to try to find out why that state has the highest rate of reported rape in the nation -- three times the national average -- and what could be done to change that. He's asking readers to be part of the solution.

5 ways to help

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 01:09 AM PST

One of the cooler experiences I've had in recent memory was meeting Elsie Nanugaq Tommy, a spry 104-year-old who started a secret women's shelter decades ago out of her home in Newtok, Alaska. She's a bundle of smiles and optimism -- and her legacy of helpfulness already has been passed down to her granddaughter, Denise Tommy, who is executive director of the Tundra Women's Coalition in Bethel, Alaska, which shelters women and fights violence with educational programs.

Gov. : 'An epidemic'

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 01:16 AM PST

Quick: Name the governor of Alaska.

'Pioneer woman'

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 01:11 AM PST

It started when a friend handed her the book "Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear," about violence against women.

Captured

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 03:03 AM PST

An escaped killer is caught after kidnapping a woman.

The lawless 'end of the land'

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 06:49 AM PST

Over the course of several years, Beth's boyfriend shattered her elbow, shot at her, threatened to kill her, lit a pile of clothes on fire in her living room, and, she told me, beat her face into a swollen, purple pulp.

Texan: I've tracked this 'chupacabra'

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 03:51 AM PST

A Texas man claims to have seen the mysterious "El Chupacabra." KPRC reports.

Twins' diet contest has shocking result

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 09:03 AM PST

A set of twins try out different diets and they get surprising results. CNN's Michaela Pereira has more.

Watch amazing 75-foot buzzer beater

Posted: 03 Feb 2014 05:54 PM PST

A basketball player from Sacramento State made an amazing 75-foot buzzer beater against Weber State.

New to Netflix in February

Posted: 03 Feb 2014 04:46 PM PST

40 years since Patty Hearst's kidnapping

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 04:52 AM PST

A look back at the kiddnapping of Patty Hearst

Wild ad everyone's talking about

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 10:37 AM PST

A Georgia lawyer's two-minute commercial which only aired locally during the Super Bowl has gone viral.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 04:07 AM PST

The day before he was found dead in a Manhattan apartment, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman went to his favorite coffee shop for a four-shot espresso.

Castaway

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 05:51 AM PST

A castaway who claims to have spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean says his faith in God kept him going through the ordeal. But there were times, he said, when he wanted to end it all.

Cancer

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 02:23 AM PST

Cancer cases are expected to surge 57% worldwide in the next 20 years, an imminent "human disaster" that will require a renewed focus on prevention to combat, according to the World Health Organization.

Armless kicker

Posted: 04 Feb 2014 07:05 AM PST

His pick to win the big game may have lost Sunday, but 14-year-old Isaac Lufkin is still smiling after a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Super Bowl.

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