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Alabama Abortion Statistics

State abortion statistics from the leading public and private sources.

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Collective state abortion statistics are gathered privately by the Guttmacher Institute and federally by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Because of reporting lag, their most recent data is often 2-3 years old. In most cases, state-level abortion facts are more current than the numbers reported by Guttmacher or the CDC. Guttmacher’s abortion statistics are estimates built on surveys of all known and suspected abortion providers; the CDC totals are made up of the actual abortion counts reported to the state health department by each abortion facility.

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LEGAL STATUS OF ABORTION IN Alabama

In 2022—following the reversal of Roe v. Wade, elective abortion became illegal in Alabama. This prohibition does not apply to the removal of a miscarried child. Neither does it apply in cases of ectopic pregnancy or lethal fetal anomaly. An abortion shall only be permitted if an attending physician licensed in Alabama determines that an abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child's mother. Except in the case of a medical emergency, the physician's determination shall be confirmed in writing by a second physician licensed in Alabama. The performance of an illegal abortion in Alabama is a Class A felony. The attempted performance is a Class C felony. No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable.

SOURCE: AL HB314 | Human Life Protection Act

STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2020): 5,713

The Alabama Center for Health Statistics reports that 5,713 abortions took place in Alabama during 2020. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Alabama residents in other states.

SOURCE: Alabama Center for Health Statistics

GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2020): 5,700

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 5,700 abortions took place in Alabama during 2020. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Alabama residents in other states. The table below compares Alabama abortion totals by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
5,700 6,110 8,020 9,550 11,270 11,340

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2020): 9.0%

In 2020, an estimated 9.0% of pregnancies in Alabama ended in abortion. This number does not take into account miscarriages. It was arrived at by dividing Guttmacher's abortion estimate by the sum total of live births—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2020): 6.0

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2020 abortion rate for Alabama was 6.0. The 2020 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.4. The table below compares Alabama abortion rates by selected year.

2020 2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
AL 6.0 6.4 8.3 10 12 11.9
U.S. 14.4 13.5 14.6 16.9 19.4 19.4

*The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.

Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2020): 0.6%

In 2020, approximately 0.6% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Alabama.

Abortion Clinics in Alabama (2017): 5

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 5 abortion clinics in Alabama and 7 facilities that performed abortion. The table below compares total Alabama abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
7 9 8 8 13

SOURCE: https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/state-facts-about-abortion-alabama

CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2019): 6,009

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 6,009 abortions took place in Alabama during 2019. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Alabama residents in other states. The table below compares Alabama abortion totals by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
6,484 6,063 6,642 5,899 8,080 8,485 9,076 9,523 10,280 10,882
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
6,484 6,063 6,642 5,899 8,080
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
8,485 9,076 9,523 10,280 10,882

Abortion Percentage (2019): 9.3%

In 2019, 9.3% of pregnancies in Alabama 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 Alabama abortion percentages by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
AL 10.1% 9.3% 10.1% 9.0% 12.0% 12.7% 13% 14% 15% 15%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
AL 10.1% 9.3% 10.1% 9.0% 12.0%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1%
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
AL 12.7% 13% 14% 15% 15%
U.S.* 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2019): 17.3%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 17.3% of the abortions that took place in Alabama were performed on out-of-state residents.

*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2019

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