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Pennsylvania 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 (2017): 30,011

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that 30,011 abortions took place in Pennsylvania during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Pennsylvania residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 30,881

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that 30,881 abortions took place in Pennsylvania during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Pennsylvania residents in other states.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Health


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 31,260

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 31,260 abortions took place in Pennsylvania during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Pennsylvania residents in other states. The table below compares Pennsylvania abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
31,260 32,030 36,870 41,000 34,150

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 18.5%

In 2017, an estimated 18.5% of pregnancies in Pennsylvania 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 (137,745)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 13.1

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Pennsylvania was 13.1. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Pennsylvania abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
PA 13.1 13.3 15.1 17 13.8
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): 3.6%

In 2017, approximately 3.6% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Pennsylvania.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 42

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 18 abortion providers in Pennsylvania. The table below compares total Pennsylvania abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
18 42 47 50 56

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion and then wait 24 hours before the abortion takes place.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest—unless an optional rider is purchased..
  • Public health insurance can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
  • 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.
  • The state prohibits abortions performed for the purpose of sex selection.
  • Abortion clinics must meet the same structural standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 31,818

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 31,818 abortions took place in Pennsylvania during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Pennsylvania residents in other states. The table below compares Pennsylvania abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
31,818 32,126 32,108 34,536 36,280 36,778 37,284 38,807 36,663 36,731
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
31,818 32,126 32,108 34,536 36,280
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
36,778 37,284 38,807 36,663 36,731

Abortion Percentage (2015): 18.4%

In 2015, 18.4% of pregnancies in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
PA 18.4% 18.4% 18.6% 20% 20% 20% 20% 21% 20% 20%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Pennsylvania 18.4% 18.4% 18.6% 20% 20%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
PA 20% 20% 21% 20% 20%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 5.0%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 5.0% of the abortions that took place in Pennsylvania 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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