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How many abortions are performed in the United States each year?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were approximately 930,000 abortions performed in the United States in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 2,548 abortions per day.

The number of abortions performed in 2020 is up from the number in 2017 (the next most recent year for which data is available):

  • Total abortions in 2020: 930,000
  • Total abortions in 2017: 862,320

This is an increase of nearly 68,000 abortions from 2017 to 2020.

Sources:

Guttmacher Institute. “Abortion incidence and service availability in the United States, 2020.” November 2022. https://www.guttmacher.org/article/2022/11/abortion-incidence-and-service-availability-united-states-2020.

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