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Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma

In 2022, elective abortion became illegal in Oklahoma. An abortion shall only be permitted if it is deemed necessary to preserve the life of the mother. The performance or attempted performance of an illegal abortion in Oklahoma is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 or imprisonment of up to 10 years. 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: BILL NO. 612

STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2021): 5,950

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports that 5,950 abortions took place in Oklahoma during 2021. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Oklahoma residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2020): 3,797

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports that 3,797 abortions took place in Oklahoma during 2020. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Oklahoma residents in other states.

SOURCE: Oklahoma State Department of Health

GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2020): 9,690

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 9,690 abortions took place in Oklahoma during 2020. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Oklahoma residents in other states. The table below compares Oklahoma abortion totals by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
9,690 4,780 5,330 5,860 7,160 6.950

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2020): 17.0%

In 2020, an estimated 17.0% of pregnancies in Oklahoma 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): 12.4

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2020 abortion rate for Oklahoma was 12.4. The 2020 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.4. The table below compares Oklahoma abortion rates by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
OK 12.4 6.2 7 7.9 9.9 9.5
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): 1.0%

In 2020, approximately 1.0% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Oklahoma.

Abortion Clinics in Oklahoma (2017): 4

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 4 abortion clinics in Oklahoma and 6 facilities that performed abortion. The table below compares total Oklahoma abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
6 5 5 6 6

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

CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2019): 4,995

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 4,995 abortions took place in Oklahoma during 2019. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Oklahoma residents in other states. The table below compares Oklahoma abortion totals by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
4,990 4,681 4,294 4,709 4,916 5,013 5,150 5,416 6,097 6,430
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
4,990 4,681 4,294 4,709 4,916
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
5,013 5,150 5,416 6,097 6,430

Abortion Percentage (2019): 9.3%

In 2019, 9.3% of pregnancies in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma abortion percentages by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
OK 9.1% 8.5% 7.6% 8.2% 8.4% 8.6% 9% 9% 10% 11%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
OK 9.1% 8.5% 7.6% 8.2% 8.4%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1%
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
OK 8.6% 9% 9% 10% 11%
U.S.* 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2019): 8.1%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 8.1% of the abortions that took place in Oklahoma 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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