Maryland Abortion Facts
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 AGI or the CDC.
To read abortion stories from Maryland, visit: Abortion Stories (Maryland)
Maryland did not provide state abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control for the last reporting period.
Total Abortions (2014): 28,140
The Guttmacher Institute reports that 28,140 abortions took place in Maryland during 2014. In 2011, there were 34,260 abortions reported—compared with 34,290 in 2008 and 37,590 in 2005.
Abortion Rate* (2014): 23.4
The Guttmacher Institute reports that the 2014 abortion rate for Maryland was 23.4. In 2011, the abortion rate in Maryland was 28.6. It was 29 in 2008, 31.5 in 2005, and 29.0 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 Pregnancies Ending in Abortion (2011): 27%
In 2011, 125,400 women in Maryland became pregnant. 58% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 27% in induced abortions. The remaining pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2014): 3%
In 2014, 3% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Maryland.
Facilities That Perform Abortions (2011): 34
In 2011, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 34 abortion providers in Maryland. There were 34 providers in 2008, 41 providers in 2005, and 42 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
- The parent of a minor must be notified before an abortion can take place.