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Georgia 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 (2019): 36,907

The Georgia Department of Public Health reports that 36,907 abortions took place in Georgia during 2019. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Georgia residents in other states.

SOURCE: Georgia Department of Public Health


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2018): 33,918

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 33,918 abortions took place in Georgia during 2018. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Georgia residents in other states. The table below compares Georgia abortion totals by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
33,918 31,991 33,811 31,009 30,013 30,673 31,370 32,770 34,585 32,925
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
33,918 31,991 33,811 31,009 30,013
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
30,673 31,370 32,770 34,585 32,925

Abortion Percentage (2018): 21.2%

In 2018, 21.2% of pregnancies in Georgia 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 Georgia abortion percentages by year.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
GA 21.2% 19.9% 20.6% 19.1% 18.6% 19.2% 19% 20% 21% 19%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
GA 21.2% 19.9% 20.6% 19.1% 18.6%
U.S.* 15.9% 15.6% 15.7% 15.8% 16.1%
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
GA 19.2% 19% 20% 21% 19%
U.S.* 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2018): 16.4%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 16.4% of the abortions that took place in Georgia were performed on out-of-state residents.

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

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2018


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 36,330

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 36,330 abortions took place in Georgia during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Georgia residents in other states. The table below compares Georgia abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
36,330 33,000 34,910 39,820 33,180

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 21.9%

In 2017, an estimated 21.9% of pregnancies in Georgia 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 (129,243)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 16.9

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Georgia was 16.9. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Georgia abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
GA 16.9 15.7 16.8 19.2 16.3
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): 4.2%

In 2017, approximately 4.2% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Georgia.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 28

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 15 abortion providers in Georgia. The table below compares total Georgia abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
15 28 28 32 34

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion and then wait 24 hours before the abortion takes place.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment or severe health threats.
  • Abortion is not covered in insurance policies for public employees except in cases of life endangerment.
  • 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.
  • An abortion cannot be performed at or after 20 weeks postfertilization (22 weeks after the woman’s last menstrual period) unless the woman’s life is endangered, her physical health is severely compromised, or there is a lethal fetal anomaly.

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

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