Abortion Statistics

Abortion Statistics for the United States

According to the latest estimates from the pro-abortion Alan Guttmacher Institute, there were 926,200 abortions performed during 2014 in the United States. That figure is down 42.4 percent from their high in 1990, when an estimated 1.61 million abortions were peformed. From 1973 to 2014 the Guttmacher Institute has estimated a total of 55,542,000 abortions.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also monitors abortions in the United States. Since 1997 they have received incomplete results or no abortion statistics from various states including Maryland, California, and New Hampshire. The latest figures from the CDC were 664,435 abortions in 2013. A total of 43,361,081 abortions have been reported to the CDC from 1973 to 2013. Using the Guttmacher Institute numbers, we estimate there have been more than 58 million abortions in the United States from 1973 to 2017.

According to the CDC, 45 percent of the women who had abortions in 2013 had obtained an abortion previously in their life. At least 20 percent of women who aborted had two or more previous abortions. In 2013, 35.6 percent of abortions were performed on non-Hispanic Black women. Only 12.6 percent of the U.S. population is non-Hispanic Black according to the 2010 census.

These are the numbers. This is what 58,000,000 abortions sound like.

Abortion Statistics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

A total of 26,395 induced abortions were reported in Michigan in 2016, which was a 2.8 percent decrease from the total of 27,151 reported in 2015 and a 46.2 percent decrease since 1987 (the year with the largest number of induced abortions. Michigan residents received 96 percent of the induced abortions that occurred in Michigan in 2016. This proportion is similar to that which was observed in previous years.

In 2016, about 51% of the resident women receiving abortions had no previous induced abortions. In general, from 1985 through 2016, a gradual increase has been observed with the proportion of women reporting two or more induced abortions, going from 14.6 percent in 1985 to 23 percent in 2016. The proportion of women who had no previous induced abortion has generally declined, falling from 59.5 percent in 1985 to 51.1 percent in 2016.

The majority of Michigan residents receiving induced abortions (41.3 percent) were under 25 years of age, while 9.5 percent were less than 20 years old. These are much smaller proportions than the 64.6 and 30.6 percent observed, respectively, in 1985.

Source: Right to Life of Michigan

Abortion Statistics for Mecosta and Osceola Counties

From 2006 through 2017 there were 594 abortions in Mecosta County averaging 50 per year with a maximum of 64 in 2015 and a minimum of 32 in 2012. In Osceola County there were 249 abortions averaging 21 per year with a maximum of 31 in 2008 and a minimum of 12 in 2017, For the same period the Michigan numbers were 292,991 and an average of 24,416 per year.

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