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 total abortions and medication abortions in 2001 and 2017 in the U.S.

    • Number of legal abortions in the U.S. 1973-2016

    • Legal abortions per 100 live births in the U.S. 1973-2016

    • Legal abortions per 1000 women in the U.S. 2016, by age

    • Legal abortions rate in the U.S. 1973-2016 by marital status

  • 3. U.S. states
    • Percentage change in the U.S. abortion rate from 2011 to 2017, by state

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

    • Abortion rate in the U.S. in 2017, by state

    • Change in the number of abortion clinics in the U.S. from 2011 to 2017, by region

    • Abortion-providing facilities in the U.S. in 2017, by state

    • States with the largest declines in clinics offering abortions from 2011 to 2017

    • States with the largest increases in clinics offering abortions 2011-2017

    • Number of abortions averted by publicly funded contraceptives U.S. 2016, by state

  • 4. Specifics
    • Number of abortions performed in the U.S. in 2014-2017, by facility type

    • Number of medication abortions in the U.S. 2017, by facility type

    • Abortion-providing facilities in the U.S. 2014-2017, by type

    • Number of abortions reported among women in the U.S. 2016, by method type

    • Number of deaths resulting from abortions in the U.S. 1973-2015

  • 5. Adolescent abortion
    • Rate of abortion among teenage girls in the U.S. 2004-2016

    • Rate of abortion among teenage girls in the U.S. 2016, by age

    • Number of abortions reported among teenage girls in the U.S. 2016, by age

    • Number of abortions reported among teenage girls in the U.S. 2016, by gestation week

    • Number of abortions reported among teenage girls in the U.S. 2016, by ethnicity

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

    • Abortion - Americans who are pro-life or pro-choice in 2019

    • Support for abortion by age and level of legalization U.S. 2019

    • Support for abortion by income and level of legalization U.S. 2019

    • Support for abortion by education and level of legalization U.S. 2019

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

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

    • Terrorist attacks in the United States from 1970 to 2018, by target type

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