New Jersey 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.
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 (2011): 46,990
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 46,990 abortions took place in New Jersey during 2011. In 2008, there were 54,160 abortions reported—compared with 61,150 in 2005.
Total Abortions Rank (2011): #5
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, New Jersey's 2011 abortion total places it at number 5 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): 27.1
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for New Jersey was 27.1. In 2008, the abortion rate in New Jersey was 31.3. It was 34.3 in 2005 and 36.3 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): #5
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, New Jersey's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 5 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): 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.
Total Abortion Facilities (2011): 64
In 2011, the Alan 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.