Vermont 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.
To read abortion stories from Vermont, visit: Abortion Stories (Vermont)
Total Abortions (2014): 1,236
The Vermont Department of Health reports that 1,236 abortions took place in Vermont during 2014.
Total Abortions (2013): 1,217
The Vermont Department of Health reports that 1,217 abortions took place in Vermont during 2013.
SOURCE: Vermont Department of Health
Total Abortions (2012): 1,270
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1,270 abortions took place in Vermont during 2012. The table below compares Vermont abortion totals by year.
Abortion Percentage (2012): 17%
In 2012, 17% of pregnancies in Vermont 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 Vermont abortion percentages by year.
Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2012): 6.8%
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 6.8% of the abortions that took place in Vermont 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): 1,370
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that 1,370 abortions took place in Vermont during 2011. In 2008, there were 1,510 abortions reported—compared with 1,490 in 2005.
Total Abortions Rank (2011): #48
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Vermont's 2011 abortion total places it at number 48 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): 11.7
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that the 2011 abortion rate for Vermont was 11.7. In 2008, the abortion rate in Vermont was 12.5. It was 11.7 in 2005 and 12.7 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): #32
Out of the 50 states (+ Washington DC) that AGI lists data for, Vermont's 2011 abortion rate places it at number 32 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): 16%
In 2011, 8,800 women in Vermont became pregnant. 69% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 16% 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 Vermont. There were 10 providers in 2008, 12 providers in 2005, and 11 providers in 2000.
Abortion Restrictions (2014):
- Vermont 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.