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Delaware 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 (2017): 1,890

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services reports that 1,890 abortions took place in Delaware during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Delaware residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 2,170

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services reports that 2,170 abortions took place in Delaware during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Delaware residents in other states.

SOURCE: Delaware Department of Health and Social Services


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 1,900

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 1,900 abortions took place in Delaware during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Delaware residents in other states. The table below compares Delaware abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
1,900 3,010 5,090 7,070 5,150

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 14.9%

In 2017, an estimated 14.9% of pregnancies in Delaware 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 (10,855)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 10.5

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Delaware was 10.5. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Delaware abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
DE 10.5 16.7 28.4 40 28.8
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): 0.2%

In 2017, approximately 0.2% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Delaware.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 6

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 4 abortion providers in Delaware. The table below compares total Delaware abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
4 6 8 8 9

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • The parent of a minor younger than 16 must be notified before an abortion can take place.
  • Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 2,785

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 2,785 abortions took place in Delaware during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Delaware residents in other states. The table below compares Delaware abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
2,785 2,937 3,042 3,823 3,794 4,666 NR 4,603 4,949 4,804
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
2,785 2,937 3,042 3,823 3,794
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
4,666 NR 4,603 4,949 4,804

Abortion Percentage (2015): 19.9%

In 2015, 19.9% of pregnancies in Delaware 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 Delaware abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
DE 19.9% 21.1% 21.9% 26% 25% 29% NR 28% 29% 29%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Delaware 19.9% 21.1% 21.9% 26% 25%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
DE 29% NR 28% 29% 29%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 15%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 15% of the abortions that took place in Delaware 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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