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Washington Abortion Statistics

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 Guttmacher or the CDC. Guttmacher’s abortion statistics are estimates built on surveys of all known and suspected abortion providers. For 2014, 58% of queried providers responded to their information request. Abortion totals were estimated for the 42% of abortion providers who did not respond.

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STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2016): 17,080

The Washington State Department of Health reports that 17,080 abortions took place in Washington during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Washington residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2015): 17,098

The Washington State Department of Health reports that 17,098 abortions took place in Washington during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Washington residents in other states.

SOURCE: Washington State Department of Health


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2014): 17,710

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 17,710 abortions took place in Washington during 2014. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Washington residents in other states. The table below compares Washington abortion totals by year.

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
17,710 17,592 18,386 20,225 21,124 22,672 24,297 24,850 24,627 24,108
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
17,710 17,592 18,386 20,225 21,124
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
22,672 24,297 24,850 24,627 24,108

Abortion Percentage (2014): 16.7%

In 2014, 16.7% of pregnancies in Washington 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 Washington abortion percentages by year.

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Washington 16.7% 16.9% 17% 19% 20% 20% 21% 22% 22% 23%
United States* 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Washington 16.7% 16.9% 17% 19% 20%
United States* 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19%
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Washington 20% 21% 22% 22% 23%
United States* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2014): 4.9%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 4.9% of the abortions that took place in Washington were performed on out-of-state residents.

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

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2014


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2014): 19,230

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 19,230 abortions took place in Washington during 2014. In 2011, an estimated 21,880 abortions occured—compared with an estimated 24,320 in 2008 and 23,260 in 2005.

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2014): 18%

In 2014, an estimated 18% of pregnancies in Washington ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing Guttmacher's abortion estimate by the sum total of live births (88,585)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2014): 13.7

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2014 abortion rate for Washington was 13.7. In 2011, the abortion rate in Washington was 16. It was 18.3 in 2008, 17.5 in 2005, and 20.2 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 All U.S. Abortions (2014): 2.1%

In 2014, approximately 2.1% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Washington.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 50

In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 50 abortion providers in Washington. There were 45 providers in 2011, 50 providers in 2008, 49 providers in 2005, and 53 providers in 2000.

State Abortion Restrictions (2016):

Washington does not have any state-level abortion restrictions—such as waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly-funded abortions.

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

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