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Arkansas Abortion Statistics

State abortion statistics from the leading public and private sources.

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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 often 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; the CDC totals are made up of the actual abortion counts reported to the state health department by each abortion facility.

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STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2018): 3,069

The Arkansas Department of Health reports that 3,069 abortions took place in Arkansas during 2018. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Arkansas residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2017): 3,249

The Arkansas Department of Health reports that 3,249 abortions took place in Arkansas during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Arkansas residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 3,207

The Arkansas Department of Health reports that 3,207 abortions took place in Arkansas during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Arkansas residents in other states.

SOURCE: Arkansas Department of Health


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 3,200

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 3,200 abortions took place in Arkansas during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Arkansas residents in other states. The table below compares Arkansas abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
3,200 4,590 4,370 4,890 4,710

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 7.9%

In 2017, an estimated 7.9% of pregnancies in Arkansas 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 (37,520)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 5.5

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Arkansas was 5.5. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Arkansas abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
AR 5.5 8 7.6 8.7 8.3
U.S. 13.5 14.6 16.9 19.4 19.4

*The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.

Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2017): 0.4%

In 2017, approximately 0.4% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Arkansas.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 4

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 3 abortion providers in Arkansas. The table below compares total Arkansas abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
3 4 5 6 3

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • Abortion would be banned if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion in person and then wait 48 hours before the abortion takes place.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest—unless an optional rider is purchased.
  • The use of telemedicine for the performance of medication abortion is prohibited.
  • The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion can take place.
  • Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
  • An abortion cannot be performed at or after 20 weeks postfertilization (22 weeks after the woman’s last menstrual period) unless the woman’s life is endangered or her physical health is severely compromised.
  • The state prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of sex selection.
  • Abortion clinics must meet the same structural standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 3,771

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 3,771 abortions took place in Arkansas during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Arkansas residents in other states. The table below compares Arkansas abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
3,771 4,253 3,730 3,782 4,033 4,532 4,580 4,788 4,845 4,988
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
3,771 4,253 3,730 3,782 4,033
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
4,532 4,580 4,788 4,845 4,988

Abortion Percentage (2015): 8.8%

In 2015, 8.8% of pregnancies in Arkansas 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 Arkansas abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
AR 8.8% 9.9% 9.0% 9% 9% 11% 10% 11% 11% 11%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Arkansas 8.8% 9.9% 9.0% 9% 9%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
AR 11% 10% 11% 11% 11%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 18.6%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 18.6% of the abortions that took place in Arkansas were performed on out-of-state residents.

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

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2015

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