Georgia 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): 30,673
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 30,673 abortions took place in Georgia during 2013. The table below compares Georgia abortion totals by year.
Abortion Percentage (2013): 19.2%
In 2013, 19.2% of pregnancies in Georgia 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 Georgia abortion percentages by year.
Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2013): 11.1%
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 11.1% of the abortions that took place in Georgia were performed on out-of-state residents.
*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.
Total Abortions (2011): 34,910
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 34,910 abortions took place in Georgia during 2011. In 2008, there were 39,820 abortions reported—compared with 33,180 in 2005.
Total Abortions Rank (2011): #8
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Georgia's 2011 abortion total places it at number 8 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): 16.8
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for Georgia was 16.8. In 2008, the abortion rate in Georgia was 19.2. It was 16.3 in 2005 and 16.9 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): #14
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Georgia's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 14 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): 18%
In 2011, 197,300 women in Georgia became pregnant. 67% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 18% in induced abortions. The remaining pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
Total Abortion Facilities (2011): 28
In 2011, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 28 abortion providers in Georgia. There were 32 providers in 2008, 34 providers in 2005, and 26 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
- A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion and then wait 48 hours before the abortion takes place.
- Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerm.
- The parent of a minor must be notified before an abortion can take place.
- Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.