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Iowa Abortion Statistics

State abortion statistics from the leading public and private sources.

Collective state abortion statistics are gathered privately by the Guttmacher Institute 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 Guttmacher or the CDC. Guttmacher’s abortion statistics are estimates built on surveys of all known and suspected abortion providers. For 2014, 58% of queried providers responded to their information request. Abortion totals were estimated for the 42% of abortion providers who did not respond.

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STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2016): 3,722

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that 3,722 abortions took place in Iowa during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Iowa residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2015): 3,989

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that 3,989 abortions took place in Iowa during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Iowa residents in other states.

SOURCE: Iowa Department of Public Health


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2014): 4,020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 4,020 abortions took place in Iowa during 2014. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Iowa residents in other states. The table below compares Iowa abortion totals by year.

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
4,020 4,423 4,648 4,815 5,399 5,821 6,475 6,637 6,722 5,881
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
4,020 4,423 4,648 4,815 5,399
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
5,821 6,475 6,637 6,722 5,881

Abortion Percentage (2014): 9.2%

In 2014, 9.2% of pregnancies in Iowa 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 Iowa abortion percentages by year.

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Iowa 9.2% 10.2% 11% 11% 12% 13% 14% 14% 14% 13%
United States* 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Iowa 9.2% 10.2% 11% 11% 12%
United States* 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19%
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Iowa 13% 14% 14% 14% 13%
United States* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2014): 13.8%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 13.8% of the abortions that took place in Iowa were performed on out-of-state residents.

*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2014


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2014): 4,380

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 4,380 abortions took place in Iowa during 2014. In 2011, an estimated 5,640 abortions occured—compared with an estimated 6,560 in 2008 and 6,370 in 2005.

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2014): 10%

In 2014, an estimated 10% of pregnancies in Iowa ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing Guttmacher's abortion estimate by the sum total of live births (39,687)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2014): 7.5

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2014 abortion rate for Iowa was 7.5. In 2011, the abortion rate in Iowa was 9.7. It was 11.3 in 2008, 10.6 in 2005, and 9.8 in 2000. The 2014 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.6.

*The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.

Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2014): 0.5%

In 2014, approximately 0.5% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Iowa.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 13

In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 13 abortion providers in Iowa. There were 18 providers in 2011, 11 providers in 2008, 9 providers in 2005, and 8 providers in 2000.

State Abortion Restrictions (2016):

  • The parent of a minor must be notified before an abortion can take place.
  • Public funding can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest

SOURCE: https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-iowa

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