Montana 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.
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Total Abortions (2014): 1,690
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports that 1,690 abortions took place in Montana during 2014.
Total Abortions (2013): 1,842
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1,842 abortions took place in Montana during 2013. The table below compares Montana abortion totals by year.
Abortion Percentage (2013): 13.0%
In 2013, 13.0% of pregnancies in Montana ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing the state abortion ratio by the sum of the abortion ratio plus 1,000. The abortion ratio is the number of abortions that occurred per 1,000 lives births. The table below compares Montana abortion percentages by year.
Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2013): 11.9%
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 11.9% of the abortions that took place in Montana were performed on out-of-state residents.
*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.
**U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.
Total Abortions (2011): 2,220
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 2,220 abortions took place in Montana during 2011. In 2008, there were 2,230 abortions reported—compared with 2,150 in 2005.
Total Abortions Rank (2011): #45
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Montana's 2011 abortion total places it at number 45 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): 12.3
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for Montana was 12.3. In 2008, the abortion rate in Montana was 12.3. It was 11.7 in 2005 and 13.5 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): #31
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Montana's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 31 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): 13%
In 2011, 16,900 women in Montana became pregnant. 71% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 13% in induced abortions. The remaining pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
Total Abortion Facilities (2011): 8
In 2011, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 8 abortion providers in Montana. There were 8 providers in 2008, 8 providers in 2005, and 9 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
- The parent of a minor younger than 16 must be notified before an abortion can take place.