Number of Reported Annual Abotions (1973-2011)

Year            Guttmacher        CDC

1973          744,610              615,831

1974          898,570              763,476

1975          1,034,170            854,853

1976          1,179,300           988,267

1977          1,316,700           1,079,430

1978          1,409,600           1,157,776

1979          1,497,670           1,251,921

1980          1,553,890           1,297,606

1981          1,577,340           1,300,760

1982          1,573,920           1,303,980

1983          1,575,000           1,268,987

1984          1,577,180           1,333,521

1985          1,588,550           1,328,570

1986          1,574,000           1,328,112

1987          1,559,110            1,353,671

1988          1,590,750           1,371,285

1989          1,566,900           1,396,658

1990          1,608,600          1,429,247

1991          1,556,510            1,388,937

1992          1,528,930           1,359,146

1993          1,495,000          1,330,414

1994          1,423,000          1,267,415

1995          1,359,400          1,210,883

1996          1,360,160           1,225,937

1997          1,335,000           1,186,039

1998          1,319,000           884,273*

1999          1,314,800           861,789*

2000          1,312,990          857,475*

2001          1,291,000          853,485*

2002          1,269,000         854,122*

2003          1,250,000         848,163*

2004          1,222,100          839,226*

2005          1,206,200         820,151*

2006          1,242,200         846,181*

2007          1,209,640         827,609*

2008          1,212,350          825,564*

2009          1,151,600          789,116*

2010          1,102,670          765,651*

2011          1,058,490         730,322*

*excludes NH, CA and at least one other state

Total: 57, 496, 011 Guttmacher Inst.(includes projected numbers for 2012-2014)

GI estimates a possible 3% under reporting rate, which is factored into the overall total

“ABORTION statistics: United States Data and Trends” National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund

Below: 7 weeks. Most abortions happen at this time.

7 wk dia

9-10  weeks. 40% happen at this stage or later.

9 to 10 weeks

12 weeks. 10% of abortions happen later than 12 weeks

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See what babies look like after abortion.

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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