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North Dakota 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): 1,141

The North Dakota Department of Health reports that 1,141 abortions took place in North Dakota during 2018. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on North Dakota residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2017): 1,155

The North Dakota Department of Health reports that 1,155 abortions took place in North Dakota during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on North Dakota residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 1,226

The North Dakota Department of Health reports that 1,226 abortions took place in North Dakota during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on North Dakota residents in other states.

SOURCE: North Dakota Department of Health


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 1,160

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 1,160 abortions took place in North Dakota during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on North Dakota residents in other states. The table below compares North Dakota abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
1,160 1,260 1,250 1,400 1,230

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 13.1%

In 2017, an estimated 13.1% of pregnancies in North Dakota 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 (10,737)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 7.9

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for North Dakota was 7.9. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares North Dakota abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
ND 7.9 8.7 9.5 11.2 9.6
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): 0.1%

In 2017, approximately 0.1% of all U.S. abortions occurred in North Dakota.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 1

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 1 abortion providers in North Dakota. The table below compares total North Dakota abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
1 1 1 1 1

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • Abortion would be banned if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned.
  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion and then wait 24 hours before the abortion takes place.
  • Public and private health insurance can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment—unless an optional rider is purchased.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment—unless an optional rider is purchased.
  • Medication abortion must be provided using the FDA protocol. 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 or in response to genetic anomaly.
  • Abortion providers must have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 1,166

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1,166 abortions took place in North Dakota during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on North Dakota residents in other states. The table below compares North Dakota abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
1,166 1,264 1,182 1,330 1,247 1,291 1,290 1,386 1,235 1,298
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
1,166 1,264 1,182 1,330 1,247
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
1,291 1,290 1,386 1,235 1,298

Abortion Percentage (2015): 9.3%

In 2015, 9.3% of pregnancies in North Dakota 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 North Dakota abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
ND 9.3% 10% 10.0% 12% 12% 12% 13% 13% 12% 13%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
North Dakota 9.3% 10% 10.0% 12% 12%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
ND 12% 13% 13% 12% 13%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 29.6%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 29.6% of the abortions that took place in North Dakota 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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