Abortion in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about abortion in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about abortion in the United States. It contains figures on abortion numbers and demographics, adolescent abortion and public opinion concerning abortion.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Rate of intended pregnancies worldwide from 1990-2014

    • Number of unintended pregnancies in developing regions 2017, by outcome

    • Rate of abortions worldwide 1990-1994 and 2010-2014, by region

    • Number of abortions worldwide 1990-1994 and 2010-2014, by region

    • Abortions among teenage girls in developing regions worldwide 2016

    • Rate of abortion globally 2010-2014, by legal status of the abortions

    • Number of abortions globally 2010-2014, by legal status of the abortions

    • Teen pregnancies avoided in developing regions worldwide due to contraceptives 2016

    • Unmet contraception needs for in-union women globally 1990-2015, by region

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • Share of U.S. adults who knew someone who has had an abortion as of 2018

    • Number of legal abortions in the U.S. 1973-2015

    • Legal abortions per 100 live births in the U.S. 1973-2015

    • Legal abortions per 1000 women in the U.S. 2015, by age

    • Legal abortions rate in the U.S. 1973-2015 by marital status

  • 3. U.S. states
    • Reported legal abortions in the U.S. by leading states 2015

    • Abortion rate in the U.S. in 2014, by state

    • Abortion-providing facilities in the U.S. in 2014, by state

    • States with the largest declines in clinics offering abortions from 2011 to 2014

    • States with the largest increases in clinics offering abortions 2011-2014

    • Number of abortions averted by publicly funded contraceptives U.S. 2014, by state

  • 4. Specifics
    • Abortion-providing facilities in the U.S. 2011-2014, by type

    • Number of abortions reported among women in the U.S. 2015, by method type

    • Number of deaths resulting from abortions in the U.S. 1973-2014

  • 5. Adolescent abortion
    • Rate of abortion among teenage girls in the U.S. 2004-2015

    • Rate of abortion among teenage girls in the U.S. 2015, by age

    • Number of abortions reported among teenage girls in the U.S. 2015, by age

    • Number of abortions reported among teenage girls in the U.S. 2015, by gestation week

    • Number of abortions reported among teenage girls in the U.S. 2015, by ethnicity

  • 6. Public opinion
    • Americans' moral stance towards abortion in 2018

    • Abortion - Americans who are pro-life or pro-choice in 2018

    • U.S. adults who felt it was difficult to get an abortion in their community 2018

    • Share of U.S. adults who felt it should not be difficult to get an abortion 2018

    • Share of women voters that support the Roe vs. Wade decision by party 2018

    • Terrorist attacks in the United States from 1970 to 2016, by target type

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