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New York Abortion Facts

State abortion stats by rate, rank, total, age, gestation, and procedure type.

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 a few years old. In most cases, state-level abortion facts are more current than the numbers reported by AGI or the CDC. Click on the state names below for the most current abortion statistics available. Also remember that three states (California, Maryland, and New Hampshire) did not provide abortion data to the federal government for the last reporting period, and AGI (the research arm of Planned Parenthood) openly advocates abortion.

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STATE-LEVEL DATA (New York)

Total Abortions (2011): 102,678

The New York State Department of Health reports that 102,678 abortions took place in New York during 2011.

SOURCE: New York State Department of Health


CDC DATA (New York)

Total Abortions (2010): 115,724

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 115,724 abortions took place in New York during 2010. The table below compares New York abortion totals by year.

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
115,724 119,996 124,867 128,036 127,437 124,849 126,002 124,957 127,983

Abortion Rate (2010): 28.6

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the 2010 abortion rate for New York was 28.6. 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 New York abortion rates by year.

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
28.6 29.8 30.6 31.4 31.1 30 30 30 31

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2010): 3.3%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 3.3% of the 115,724 abortions that took place in New York were 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
New York 0.5% 15.5% 31.3% 24.3% 15.8% 9.0% 3.6%
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*
New York 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
New York 84.9% 14.8% 0% 0.3%
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 (New York)

Total Abortions (2011): 138,370

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 138,370 abortions took place in New York during 2011. In 2008, there were 153,110 abortions reported—compared with 155,960 in 2005.

Total Abortions Rank (2011): #2

Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, New York's 2011 abortion total places it at number 2 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): 34.2

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for New York was 34.2. In 2008, the abortion rate in New York was 37.6. It was 38.2 in 2005 and 39.1 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): #1

Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, New York's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 1 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): 31%

In 2011, 441,800 women in New York became pregnant. 55% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 31% in induced abortions.

Total Abortion Facilities (2011): 225

In 2011, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 225 abortion providers in New York. There were 249 providers in 2008, 261 providers in 2005, and 234 providers in 2000.

Abortion Restrictions (2014):

  • New York does not have any of the major types of abortion restrictions—such as waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly funded abortions—often found in other states.

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

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