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Missouri 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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LEGAL STATUS OF ABORTION IN Missouri

In 2022—following the reversal of Roe v. Wade, elective abortion became illegal in Missouri. An abortion shall only be permitted if it is deemed a medical emergency. The performance of an illegal abortion is a class B felony. It may also result in the revocation of one’s medical license. No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted may be charged or convicted of a criminal offense in the death of her own unborn child.

SOURCE: 35‑6‑102.  Abortion restrictions; exception

STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2020): 167

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports that 167 abortions took place in Missouri during 2020. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Missouri residents in other states.

SOURCE: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2020): 170

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 170 abortions took place in Missouri during 2020. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Missouri residents in other states. The table below compares Missouri abortion totals by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
170 4,710 5,130 5,820 7,440 8,400

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2020): 0.2%

In 2020, an estimated 0.2% of pregnancies in Missouri 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): 0.1

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2020 abortion rate for Missouri was 0.1. The 2020 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.4. The table below compares Missouri abortion rates by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
MO 0.1 4.0 4.4 5 6.3 6.9
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): 0.1%

In 2020, approximately 0.1% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Missouri.

Abortion Clinics in Missouri (2017): 3

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 3 abortion clinics in Missouri and 4 facilities that performed abortion. The table below compares total Missouri abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
4 2 5 6 7

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

CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2019): 1,471

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1,471 abortions took place in Missouri during 2019. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Missouri residents in other states. The table below compares Missouri abortion totals by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2,910 3,903 4,562 4,765 5,060 5,416 5,624 5,772 6,163 6,881
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
2,910 3,903 4,562 4,765 5,060
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
5,416 5,624 5,772 6,163 6,881

Abortion Percentage (2019): 2.0%

In 2019, 2.0% of pregnancies in Missouri 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 Missouri abortion percentages by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
MO 3.8% 5.0% 5.7% 5.9% 6.3% 6.7% 7% 7% 7% 8%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
MO 3.8% 5.0% 5.7% 5.9% 6.3%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1%
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
MO 6.7% 7% 7% 7% 8%
U.S.* 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2019): 8.7%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 8.7% of the abortions that took place in Missouri 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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