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Massachusetts 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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STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2014): 19,354

The The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that 19,354 abortions took place in Massachusetts during 2014.

SOURCE: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2013): 19,448

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 19,448 abortions took place in Massachusetts during 2013. The table below compares Massachusetts abortion totals by year.

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
19,448 20,062 20,703 20,802 22,945 23,883 24,128 24,246 23,268 24,366
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
19,448 20,062 20,703 20,802 22,945
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
23,883 24,128 24,246 23,268 24,366

Abortion Percentage (2013): 21.3%

In 2013, 21.3% of pregnancies in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts abortion percentages by year.

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Massachusetts 21.3% 22% 22% 22% 23% 24% 24% 24% 23% 24%
United States* 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Massachusetts 21.3% 22% 22% 22% 23%
United States* 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Massachusetts 24% 24% 24% 23% 24%
United States* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2013): 3.1%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 3.1% of the abortions that took place in Massachusetts were performed on out-of-state residents.

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

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2013


AGI DATA

Total Abortions (2011): 24,030

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 24,030 abortions took place in Massachusetts during 2011. In 2008, there were 24,900 abortions reported—compared with 27,270 in 2005.

Total Abortions Rank (2011): #14

Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Massachusetts's 2011 abortion total places it at number 14 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): 17.8

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for Massachusetts was 17.8. In 2008, the abortion rate in Massachusetts was 18.3. It was 19.9 in 2005 and 21.4 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): #12

Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Massachusetts's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 12 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): 21%

In 2011, 114,200 women in Massachusetts became pregnant. 64% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 21% in induced abortions. The remaining pregnancies ended in miscarriage.

Total Abortion Facilities (2011): 40

In 2011, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 40 abortion providers in Massachusetts. There were 41 providers in 2008, 45 providers in 2005, and 47 providers in 2000.

State Abortion Restrictions (2016):

  • The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion can take place.

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

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