Reported legal abortions in the U.S. by leading states 2016

This statistic depicts the leading U.S. states based on number of reported legal abortions in 2016. In that year, New York reported over 87 thousand such abortions, and thus was the leading U.S. state.

Leading U.S. states by number of reported legal abortions in 2016*

Number of legal abortions
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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* As data are reported voluntarily by providers to state or area health departments, information may be incomplete and result in undercounting abortions when calculating rates and ratios in some states. Abortions by state of occurrence include abortions obtained by non-residents of the state as well as those obtained by residents.
Data not available: California, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Hampshire.
Not sufficient data: Wyoming.

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