Abortions, by State, 1997

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This chart shows data for 1997. This is the most recent data available from the federal government as of December, 2000.

In this chart:

Abortions = total number of legal abortions
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 13,063 214 13
Alaska 1,632 164 12
Arizona 11,266 149 11
Arkansas 5,782 159 11
California 275,739 525 38
Colorado 9,183 162 10
Connecticut 13,802 320 19
Delaware 5,138 501 30
Dist. of Columbia 8,771 Note 168
Florida 81,692 425 27
Georgia 35,702 302 20
Hawaii 4,520 260 18
Idaho 878 47 3
Illinois 50,147 277 19
Indiana 13,208 158 10
Iowa 10,022 273 16
Kansas 11,249 302 20
Kentucky 7,033 132 8
Louisiana 11,739 178 12
Maine 2,545 186 9
Maryland 9,869 141 8
Massachusetts 28,477 354 20
Michigan 29,528 221 13
Minnesota 14,229 221 13
Mississippi 4,325 104 7
Missouri 10,202 138 9
Montana 2,809 259 15
Nebraska 5,129 220 14
Nevada 6,887 256 19
New Hampshire 2,069 145 8
New Jersey 30,654 271 17
New Mexico 5,382 200 14
New York 140,834 547 35
--City 100,926 849
--State 39,908 288
North Carolina 31,495 294 19
North Dakota 1,226 147 9
Ohio 38,242 252 15
Oklahoma 6,428 133 9
Oregon 14,834 339 21
Pennsylvania 37,135 257 14
Rhode Island 5,478 440 25
South Carolina 9,212 176 11
South Dakota 919 90 6
Tennessee 18,283 245 15
Texas 84,680 254 19
Utah 3,408 79 7
Vermont 1,955 296 15
Virginia 26,089 284 16
Washington 26,932 344 21
West Virginia 2,808 135 7
Wisconsin 13,218 199 11
Wyoming 192 30 2
Total 1,186,039 306 20

Note 1: The CDC statistics do not give the exact number, but simply state that in DC there are more abortions than live births.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Surveillance Summaries, December 8, 2000. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), 2000;49 (No. SS-11).


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Posted 29 Dec 2000.

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