New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire, visit: Abortion Stories (New Hampshire)
New Hampshire did not provide state abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control for the last reporting period.
Total Abortions (2014): 2,540
The Guttmacher Institute reports that 2,540 abortions took place in New Hampshire during 2014. In 2011, there were 3,200 abortions reported—compared with 3,200 in 2008 and 3,170 in 2005.
Abortion Rate* (2014): 10.4
The Guttmacher Institute reports that the 2014 abortion rate for New Hampshire was 10.4. In 2011, the abortion rate in New Hampshire was 12.9. It was 12.3 in 2008, 11.7 in 2005, and 11.2 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): 17%
In 2011, 18,900 women in New Hampshire became pregnant. 68% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 17% in induced abortions. The remaining pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2014): 0.3%
In 2014, 0.3% of all U.S. abortions occurred in New Hampshire.
Facilities That Perform Abortions (2011): 13
In 2011, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 13 abortion providers in New Hampshire. There were 11 providers in 2008, 13 providers in 2005, and 14 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
- 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.