Maps of Percentage of Pregnancies Aborted in the United States--by States

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 24 November 2012

Note: Abortion data in the United States is not consistently compiled, either from state to state or year to year. Several different sets of statistics are presented here, each with its own limitations:

For tables of these statistics, go to this page.


abortions by residents, in/out of state, 1985 (AGI): data from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, generally more complete than data from other sources.


abortions by residents, in/out of state, 2007 (AGI): most recent data from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, generally more complete than data from other sources, infrequently updated.


abortions by residents, in/out of state, 2009-2011 (CDC/state data): most recent data, either from the respective states or from the Centers for Disease Control (which is based on state reporting); this data is often less complete. Several states did not report data to the CDC in recent years; for these states, figures are derived from state reports when available or from older CDC figures.


abortions occurring in state, 2008 (AGI): most recent data from the Alan Guttmacher Institute by state of occurrence, often markedly different than data by state of residence due to the frequency of out-of-state abortions.


abortions occurring in state, 2009-2011 (CDC/state data): most recent official data, either state data or CDC data from 2009, often markedly different than data by state of residence due to the frequency of out-of-state abortions.


abortions, by residents, merged CDC/state data: data reported by state health/statistical agencies, if available at the county level, with 1999 CDC data for remaining states. Years of data from state agencies varies but is in the range of 1991 to 2003.

Two high resolution versions of the county-level map are available (click on map):


© 2003-2011, 2012 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 24 November 2012.
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