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Tennessee 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 Tennessee

In 2022—following the reversal of Roe v. Wade, elective abortion became illegal in Tennessee. This prohibition does not apply to the removal of a miscarried child. An abortion shall only be permitted if it is deemed necessary to preserve the life of the mother or to prevent serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function. The threat of suicide does not constitute a legal justification for abortion. The performance or attempted performance of an illegal abortion in Tennessee is a Class C felony. 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: SENATE BILL 1257

GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2020): 10,850

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 10,850 abortions took place in Tennessee during 2020. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Tennessee residents in other states. The table below compares Tennessee abortion totals by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
10,850 12,140 13,880 16,720 19,550 18,140

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2020): 12.1%

In 2020, an estimated 12.1% of pregnancies in Tennessee 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): 8.1

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2020 abortion rate for Tennessee was 8.1. The 2020 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.4. The table below compares Tennessee abortion rates by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
TN 8.1 9.2 10.7 13.1 15.5 14.4
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): 1.2%

In 2020, approximately 1.2% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Tennessee.

Abortion Clinics in Tennessee (2017): 8

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 8 abortion clinics in Tennessee and 12 facilities that performed abortion. The table below compares total Tennessee abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
12 11 14 13 13

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

CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2019): 9,719

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 9,719 abortions took place in Tennessee during 2019. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Tennessee residents in other states. The table below compares Tennessee abortion totals by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
10,880 10,810 11,235 11,411 12,373 14,216 15,859 16,115 16,373 17,474
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
10,880 10,810 11,235 11,411 12,373
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
14,216 15,859 16,115 16,373 17,474

Abortion Percentage (2019): 10.8%

In 2019, 10.8% of pregnancies in Tennessee 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 Tennessee abortion percentages by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
TN 11.9% 11.7% 12.2% 12.3% 13.2% 15.1% 17% 17% 17% 18%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
TN 11.9% 11.7% 12.2% 12.3% 13.2%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1%
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
TN 15.1% 17% 17% 17% 18%
U.S.* 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2019): 18.8%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 18.8% of the abortions that took place in Tennessee 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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