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Indiana 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): 8,037

The Indiana State Department of Health reports that 8,037 abortions took place in Indiana during 2018. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Indiana residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2017): 7,778

The Indiana State Department of Health reports that 7,778 abortions took place in Indiana during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Indiana residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 7,280

The Indiana State Department of Health reports that 7,280 abortions took place in Indiana during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Indiana residents in other states.

SOURCE: Indiana State Department of Health


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 7,710

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 7,710 abortions took place in Indiana during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Indiana residents in other states. The table below compares Indiana abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
7,710 8,180 9,430 10,680 11,150

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 8.6%

In 2017, an estimated 8.6% of pregnancies in Indiana 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 (82,170)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 5.9

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Indiana was 5.9. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Indiana abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
IN 5.9 6.3 7.3 8.3 8.6
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): 0.9%

In 2017, approximately 0.9% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Indiana.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 11

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 6 abortion providers in Indiana. The table below compares total Indiana abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
6 11 12 12 15

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion and then wait 18 hours before the abortion takes place.
  • Abortion is covered in private insurance policies only in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest, or if the woman's health is severely compromised—unless an optional rider is purchased.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
  • Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest, or if the woman's health is severely compromised—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, or if the woman's health is severely compromised.
  • A woman must undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion and must be given the option to view the image. 
  • 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.
  • Abortion clinics must meet the same structural standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 7,957

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 7,957 abortions took place in Indiana during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Indiana residents in other states. The table below compares Indiana abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
7,957 8,118 8,179 8,808 9,112 10,048 10,557 10,999 10,887 10,614
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
7,957 8,118 8,179 8,808 9,112
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
10,048 10,557 10,999 10,887 10,614

Abortion Percentage (2015): 8.7%

In 2015, 8.7% of pregnancies in Indiana 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 Indiana abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
IN 8.7% 8.8% 8.9% 10% 10% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Indiana 8.7% 8.8% 8.9% 10% 10%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
IN 11% 11% 11% 11% 11%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 5.9%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 5.9% of the abortions that took place in Indiana 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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