Abortions, by State, 2008

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This chart shows data for 2008. This is the latest data available from the government as of November 2011.

In this chart:

Abortions = total number of legal abortions peformed in the state (note count is by state where abortion was performed, not necessarily state of residence of woman)
Per births = number of abortions for every 1000 live births
Per women = number of abortions for every 1000 women

State Abortions Per births Per women
Alabama 11,268 175 12
Alaska 1,759 154 12
Arizona 10,660 107 8
Arkansas 4,788 118 9
California * * *
Colorado 11,581 165 11
Connecticut 14,442 357 21
Delaware 4,603 381 26
Dist. of Columbia** 2,553 280 17
Florida 86,817 375 25
Georgia 35,888 245 11
Hawaii 3,273 168 13
Idaho 1,481 59 5
Illinois 47,717 270 18
Indiana 10,999 124 9
Iowa 6,475 161 11
Kansas 10,604 253 19
Kentucky 4,272 73 5
Louisiana 6,816 104 7
Maine 2,623 193 11
Maryland * * *
Massachusetts 23,883 310 18
Michigan 25,970 214 13
Minnesota 12,948 179 8
Mississippi 2,772 62 5
Missouri 7,413 92 6
Montana 2,125 169 12
Nebraska 2,813 104 8
Nevada 10,789 273 21
New Hampshire * * *
New Jersey 28,480 253 16
New Mexico 5,398 179 14
New York 124,867 499 31
--City 89,469 732 48
--State 35,398 276 16
North Carolina 31,822 243 17
North Dakota 1,386 155 11
Ohio 29,613 199 13
Oklahoma 6,478 118 9
Oregon 10,610 216 14
Pennsylvania 38,807 260 16
Rhode Island 4,502 374 21
South Carolina 7,187 114 8
South Dakota 848 70 6
Tennessee 18,253 213 15
Texas 81,366 201 4
Utah 3,911 70 7
Vermont 1,493 236 12
Virginia 28,698 269 18
Washington 24,297 269 5
West Virginia 1,983 92 6
Wisconsin 8,229 114 7
Wyoming 4 *** ***
Total 825,564

* California and New Hampshire have not reported statistics beginning with 1998. Maryland has not reported beginning with 2007. Oklahoma did not report for 1999. Alaska did not report for for 1999-2002. West Virginia did not report for 2003-2004.

** Reporting in DC is voluntary, so these numbers are smaller than reality, but no one knows by how much.

*** Rates were not calculated for Wyoming because of the small number of abortions.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Surveillance Summaries, Novembeer 25, 2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 60(SS15).


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Posted Feb 18, 2012.

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