New Jersey 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 Jersey, visit: Abortion Stories (New Jersey)
The New Jersey Department of Health does not collect abortion data from private abortion clinics. As such, the state reported abortion totals for New Jersey are not reliable.
Total Abortions (2014): 44,460
The Guttmacher Institute reports that 44,460 abortions took place in New Jersey during 2014. In 2011, there were 46,990 abortions reported—compared with 54,160 in 2008 and 61,150 in 2005.
Abortion Rate* (2014): 25.8
The Guttmacher Institute reports that the 2014 abortion rate for New Jersey was 25.8. In 2011, the abortion rate in New Jersey was 27.1. It was 31.3 in 2008, 34.3 in 2005, and 36.3 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): 26%
In 2011, 178,700 women in New Jersey became pregnant. 59% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 26% in induced abortions. The remaining pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2014): 4.8%
In 2014, 4.8% of all U.S. abortions occurred in New Jersey.
Facilities That Perform Abortions (2011): 64
In 2011, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 64 abortion providers in New Jersey. There were 75 providers in 2008, 85 providers in 2005, and 86 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
New Jersey does not have any state-level abortion restrictions—such as waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly-funded abortions.