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Virginia 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): 15,381

The Virginia Department of Health reports that 15,381 abortions took place in Virginia during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Virginia residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 17,039

The Virginia Department of Health reports that 17,039 abortions took place in Virginia during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Virginia residents in other states.

SOURCE: Virginia Department of Health


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 17,210

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 17,210 abortions took place in Virginia during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Virginia residents in other states. The table below compares Virginia abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
17,210 21,080 27,110 28,520 26,520

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 14.6%

In 2017, an estimated 14.6% of pregnancies in Virginia 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 (100,391)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 10.2

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Virginia was 10.2. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Virginia abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
VA 10.2 12.5 16.3 17.6 16.5
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): 2.0%

In 2017, approximately 2.0% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Virginia.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 34

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 16 abortion providers in Virginia. The table below compares total Virginia abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
16 34 35 40 46

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion in person 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.
  • Public health insurance can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest, or fetal abnormality.
  • 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, incest, or fetal abnormality.
  • A woman must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before before obtaining an abortion and must be given the option to view the image.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 18,663

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 18,663 abortions took place in Virginia during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Virginia residents in other states. The table below compares Virginia abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
18,663 20,187 20,852 22,916 25,413 25,943 27,442 28,698 27,981 27,349
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
18,663 20,187 20,852 22,916 25,413
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
25,943 27,442 28,698 27,981 27,349

Abortion Percentage (2015): 15.3%

In 2015, 15.3% of pregnancies in Virginia 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 Virginia abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
VA 15.3% 16.3% 16.9% 18% 20% 20% 21% 21% 20% 20%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Virginia 15.3% 16.3% 16.9% 18% 20%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
VA 20% 21% 21% 20% 20%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 5.2%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 5.2% of the abortions that took place in Virginia 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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