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What percentage of pregnancies end in abortion?

About 20% of all pregnancies end in abortion in the United States. There were approximately 930,000 abortions in 2020 compared to 3.61 million live births.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Births: Final Data for 2020.” National Vital Statistics Reports 70, no. 17 (February 7, 2022). https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr70/nvsr70-17.pdf.

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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