Abortion Statistics

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Abortion StatisticsData
Number of legal induced abortions each year925,564
Total number of abortions annually1.21 Million
Percent of unintended pregnancies that end in abortion40 %
Percent of all pregnancies that end in abortion22 %
Annual Percent of women age 15-44 that have an abortion2 %
Percent of abortions by women who were using a contraceptive54%
Abortions By AgePercent of Annual Abortions
Younger than 150.4%
Age 15-176%
Age 18-1911%
Age 20-2433%
Age 25-2924%
EthnicityPercent of Annual Abortions
White36%
Black30%
Hispanic25%
Other Races9%
ReligionPercent of Annual Abortions
Pretestant37%
Catholic28%
YearNumber of Abortions Per 1,000 Women Age 15-44
201412.5
201214.9
200915.1
200816
200519.4
200121.1
199721.9
199325
198926.8
198528
198129.3
197726,4
197316.3
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: CBR, Guttmacher Institute, CDC
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 3, 2016

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