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Florida 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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STATE-LEVEL DATA

Total Abortions (2018): 70,083

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that 70,083 abortions took place in Florida during 2018. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Florida residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2017): 69,064

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that 69,064 abortions took place in Florida during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Florida residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 69,770

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that 69,770 abortions took place in Florida during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Florida residents in other states.

SOURCE: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 71,050

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 71,050 abortions took place in Florida during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Florida residents in other states. The table below compares Florida abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
71,050 75,990 84,990 94,360 92,300

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 24.1%

In 2017, an estimated 24.1% of pregnancies in Florida 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 (223,630)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 18.6

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Florida was 18.6. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Florida abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
FL 18.6 20.6 23.7 27.2 26.8
U.S. 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 (2017): 8.2%

In 2017, approximately 8.2% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Florida.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 86

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 65 abortion providers in Florida. The table below compares total Florida abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
65 86 88 91 103

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion before the abortion takes place.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest—unless an optional rider is purchased.
  • The parent of a minor must be notified before an abortion can take place.
  • 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 and must be given the option to view the image. 

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 72,023

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 72,023 abortions took place in Florida during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Florida residents in other states. The table below compares Florida abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
72,023 72,107 72,727 76,151 77,166 79,908 81,918 86,817 91,954 94,360
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
72,023 72,107 72,727 76,151 77,166
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
79,908 81,918 86,817 91,954 94,360

Abortion Percentage (2015): 24.3%

In 2015, 24.3% of pregnancies in Florida 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 Florida abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
FL 24.3% 24.7% 25.3% 26% 27% 27% 27% 27% 28% 29%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Florida 24.3% 24.7% 25.3% 26% 27%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
FL 27% 27% 27% 28% 29%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): NR

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

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

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2015

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