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Maine 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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GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2020): 2,370

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 2,370 abortions took place in Maine during 2020. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Maine residents in other states. The table below compares Maine abortion totals by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
2,370 2,040 2,220 2,360 2,800 2,770

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2020): 17.0%

In 2020, an estimated 17.0% of pregnancies in Maine 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—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2020): 10.1

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2020 abortion rate for Maine was 10.1. The 2020 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.4. The table below compares Maine abortion rates by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
ME 10.1 8.8 9.5 9.9 11.2 10.5
U.S. 14.4 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 (2020): 0.3%

In 2020, approximately 0.3% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Maine.

Abortion Clinics in Maine (2017): 16

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 16 abortion clinics in Maine and 21 facilities that performed abortion. The table below compares total Maine abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
21 9 11 13 13

State Abortion Restrictions (2022):

  • An abortion may be performed at or after viability only if the mother's life or health is endangered.

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

CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2019): 2,021

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 2,021 abortions took place in Maine during 2019. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Maine residents in other states. The table below compares Maine abortion totals by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
1,949 1,959 2,021 1,836 2,021 1,939 2,046 1,773 2,311 2,413
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
1,949 1,959 2,021 1,836 2,021
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
1,939 2,046 1,773 2,311 2,413

Abortion Percentage (2019): 14.7%

In 2019, 14.7% of pregnancies in Maine 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 Maine abortion percentages by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
ME 13.6% 13.7% 13.7% 12.7% 13.7% 13.2% 7% 12% 15% 15%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
ME 13.6% 13.7% 13.7% 12.7% 13.7%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1%
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
ME 13.2% 7% 12% 15% 15%
U.S.* 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2019): 5.3%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 5.3% of the abortions that took place in Maine were performed on out-of-state residents.

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

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2019

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