Delaware 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 (2013): 3,042
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 3,042 abortions took place in Delaware during 2013. The table below compares Delaware abortion totals by year.
Abortion Percentage (2013): 21.9%
In 2013, 21.9% of pregnancies in Delaware 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 Delaware abortion percentages by year.
Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2013): 15.7%
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 15.7% of the abortions that took place in Delaware were performed on out-of-state residents.
*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.
Total Abortions (2011): 5,090
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 5,090 abortions took place in Delaware during 2011. In 2008, there were 7,070 abortions reported—compared with 5,150 in 2005.
Total Abortions Rank (2011): #34
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Delaware's 2011 abortion total places it at number 34 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): 28.4
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for Delaware was 28.4. In 2008, the abortion rate in Delaware was 40. It was 28.8 in 2005 and 31.3 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): #4
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Delaware's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 4 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): 27%
In 2011, 19,100 women in Delaware became pregnant. 59% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 27% in induced abortions. The remaining pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
Total Abortion Facilities (2011): 8
In 2011, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 8 abortion providers in Delaware. There were 8 providers in 2008, 9 providers in 2005, and 9 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
- The parent of a minor younger than 16 must be notified before an abortion can take place.
- Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.