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Florida Abortion Facts

State abortion statistics from the leading public and private sources.

Collective state abortion statistics are gathered privately by The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and federally by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Because of reporting lag, their most recent data is generally 2-3 years old. In most cases, state-level abortion facts are more current than the numbers reported by AGI or the CDC. Three states (California, Maryland, and New Hampshire) did not provide abortion data to the federal government for the last reporting period.

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STATE-LEVEL DATA (Florida)

Total Abortions (2012): 76,138

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that 76,138 abortions took place in Florida during 2012.

Total Abortions (2011): 77,166

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that 77,166 abortions took place in Florida during 2011.

SOURCE: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration


CDC DATA (Florida)

Total Abortions (2010): 79,908

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 79,908 abortions took place in Florida during 2010. The table below compares Florida abortion totals by year.

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
79,908 81,918 86,817 91,954 94,360 92,513 91,710 88,247 87,964

Abortion Rate (2010): 22.4

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the 2010 abortion rate for Florida was 22.4. The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years. Among reporting states and districts, the nationwide abortion rate for 2010 was 14.6. The table below compares Florida abortion rates by year.

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
22.4 23.5 25.0 26.3 27.3 27 27 26 27

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2010): NR

Florida did not record the percentage of abortions performed on out-of-state residents.

Percentage of Reported Abortions by Known Age (2010):

<15 yrs 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 ≥40 yrs
Florida NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
United States 0.5% 14.6% 32.9% 24.5% 15.3% 8.9% 3.4%

Percentage of Reported Abortions by Weeks of Gestation* (2010):

≤8 wks* 9-13 wks* 14-15 wks* 16-17 wks* 18-20 wks* ≥21 wks*
Florida NR NR NR NR NR NR
United States 65.9% 26.0% 3.3% 1.8% 1.8% 1.2%

*Gestational weeks are measured from the first day of the woman's last menstruation and not from the day of conception. Though it does not provide an accurate fetal age (which is roughly 2 weeks less than the gestational age), it is the simplest way for an OB/GYN to age a pregnancy since the day of conception is often not known. Hence, if an abortion occurs at 8 weeks gestation, it is actually aborting a 6 week embryo. The images on our Prenatal Development and Abortion Pictures pages are more precisely captioned with fetal ages in accordance with standard teaching texts on prenatal development.

Percentage of Reported Abortions by Procedure Type* (2010):

Curettage Medical Intrauterine Instillation Other
Florida NR NR NR NR
United States 80.5% 17.8% 0% 1.9%

*To learn more about how various abortion procedures are performed, visit our Abortion Techniques page.

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2010


AGI DATA (Florida)

Total Abortions (2011): 84,990

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 84,990 abortions took place in Florida during 2011. In 2008, there were 94,360 abortions reported—compared with 92,300 in 2005.

Total Abortions Rank (2011): #3

Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Florida's 2011 abortion total places it at number 3 on the list (#1 on the list is the state or district with the most abortions and #51 is the state or district with the fewest).

Abortion Rate* (2011): 23.7

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for Florida was 23.7. In 2008, the abortion rate in Florida was 27.2. It was 26.8 in 2005 and 31.9 in 2000. The 2011 abortion rate across the entire United States was 16.9.
*The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.

Abortion Rate Rank (2011): #6

Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Florida's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 6 on the list (#1 on the list is the state or district with the highest abortion rate and #51 is the state or district with the lowest).

Percentage of Pregnancies Ending in Abortion (2011): 24%

In 2011, 349,600 women in Florida became pregnant. 61% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 24% in induced abortions.

Total Abortion Facilities (2011): 88

In 2011, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 88 abortion providers in Florida. There were 91 providers in 2008, 103 providers in 2005, and 108 providers in 2000.

Abortion Restrictions (2014):

  • Health plans that will be offered in the state’s health exchange that will be established under the federal health care reform law can only cover abortion in cases when the woman's life is endangered, rape or incest, unless an optional rider is purchased at an additional cost.
  • The parent of a minor must be notified before an abortion is provided.
  • Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
  • A woman must undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion; the provider must offer her the option to view the image.

SOURCE: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/sfaa/florida.html

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1 Comments on Florida

abort73 (Jul 13, 2011 / 07:51 CST)

I can’t believe the numbers of abortions in Florida. It is unbelievable. It is sickening. I am surprised God hasn’t struck America down yet. I pray God helps us end abortion.

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