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What percentage of pregnancies end in abortion?

About 18% of all pregnancies end in abortion in the United States. There were approximately 862,000 abortions in 2017 compared to 3.86 million live births.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Births: Final Data for 2017.” National Vital Statistics Reports 67, no. 8  (November 7, 2018). https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr67/nvsr67_08-508.pdf.

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

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