Arizona Abortion Facts
State abortion statistics from the leading public and private sources.
Collective state abortion statistics are gathered privately by The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and federally by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Because of reporting lag, their most recent data is generally 2-3 years old. In most cases, state-level abortion facts are more current than the numbers reported by AGI or the CDC.
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Total Abortions (2015): 12,479
The Arizona Department of Health Services reports that 12,479 abortions took place in Arizona during 2015.
Total Abortions (2014): 12,900
The Arizona Department of Health Services reports that 12,900 abortions took place in Arizona during 2014.
Total Abortions (2013): 13,401
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 13,401 abortions took place in Arizona during 2013. The table below compares Arizona abortion totals by year.
Abortion Percentage (2013): 13.6%
In 2013, 13.6% of pregnancies in Arizona ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing the state abortion ratio by the sum of the abortion ratio plus 1,000. The abortion ratio is the number of abortions that occurred per 1,000 lives births. The table below compares Arizona abortion percentages by year.
Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2013): 1.0%
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1.0% of the abortions that took place in Arizona were performed on out-of-state residents.
*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.
Total Abortions (2011): 16,100
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 16,100 abortions took place in Arizona during 2011. In 2008, there were 19,500 abortions reported—compared with 19,480 in 2005.
Total Abortions Rank (2011): #17
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Arizona's 2011 abortion total places it at number 17 on the list (#1 on the list is the state or district with the most abortions and #51 is the state or district with the fewest).
Abortion Rate* (2011): 12.7
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for Arizona was 12.7. In 2008, the abortion rate in Arizona was 15.2. It was 16.0 in 2005 and 16.5 in 2000. The 2011 abortion rate across the entire United States was 16.9.
*The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.
Abortion Rate Rank (2011): #28
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Arizona's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 28 on the list (#1 on the list is the state or district with the highest abortion rate and #51 is the state or district with the lowest).
Percentage of Pregnancies Ending in Abortion (2011): 13%
In 2011, 120,400 women in Arizona became pregnant. 71% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 13% in induced abortions. The remaining pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
Total Abortion Facilities (2011): 17
In 2011, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 17 abortion providers in Arizona. There were 19 providers in 2008, 19 providers in 2005, and 21 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
- A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion and then wait 24 hours before the abortion takes place.
- Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment or severe health threats.
- The use of telemedicine for the performance of medication abortion is prohibited.
- The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion can take place.
- A woman must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before the abortion takes place and must be given the option to view the image.