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How many abortions are performed in the United States?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were approximately 862,000 abortions performed in the United States in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 2,363 abortions per day.

The number of abortions in 2017 is down from the number in 2014 (the next most recent year for which data is available):

Total abortions in 2017: 862,320
Total abortions in 2014: 926,190

This is a decrease of nearly 64,000 abortions from 2014 to 2017.


Guttmacher Institute. “Induced Abortion in the United States.” September 2019. https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-united-states.

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