Abortion statistics in the United States

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began abortion surveillance reports in 1969 to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions. Many states conduct abortion surveillance. CDC compiles the information that states collect to produce national estimates. CDC’s surveillance system compiles information on legal induced abortions only.

Note that there is a large decrease in reported abortions between 1997 and 1998. This is because CDC reduced its reporting area from 52 reporting areas in 1997 to 47 reporting areas in 1998. The actual decline from 1997 to 1998 in those 47 reporting areas was only 2%.


Note: Not all states reported for each year. See citation for list of states not reporting.[1]

Year Number of Abortions
reported to CDC
induced abortion
ratio per 1,000
live births
CDC Abortion
Surveillance Report
1970 193,491 52 [2]
1971 485,816 137 [3]
1972 586,760 180 [4]
1973 615,831 196 [5]
1974 763,476 242 [6]
1975 854,853 272 [7]
1976 988,267 312 [8]
1977 1,079,430 325 [9]
1978 1,157,776 347 [10]
1979 1,251,921 358 [11]
1980 1,297,606 359 [12]
1981 1,300,760 358 [13]
1982 1,303,980 354 [14]
1983 1,268,987 349 [15]
1984 1,333,521 364 [16]
1985 1,328,570 364 [17]
1986 1,328,112 354 [18]
1987 1,353,671 356 [19]
1988 1,371,285 352 [20]
1989 1,396,658 346 [21]
1990 1,429,247 345 [22]
1991 1,388,937 339 [23]
1992 1,359,145 335 [24]
1993 1,330,414 321 [25]
1994 1,267,415 334 [26]
1995 1,210,883 311 [27]
1996 1,221,585 314 [28]
1997 1,186,039 274 [29]
1998 884,273 264 [30]
1999 861,789 256 [31]
2000 857,475 246 [32]
2001 853,485 246 [33]
2002 854,122 246 [34]
2003 848,163 241 [35]
2004 839,226 238 [36]
2005 820,151 233 [37]
2006 846,181 236 [38]
2007 827,609 231 [39]
2008 825,564 234 [40]
2009 784,507 227 [41]
2010 765,651 228 [42]
2011 not yet published
Total 50,482,632

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