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Louisiana 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): 8.097

The Louisiana Department of Health reports that 8.097 abortions took place in Louisiana during 2018. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Louisiana residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2017): 8,706

The Louisiana Department of Health reports that 8,706 abortions took place in Louisiana during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Louisiana residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 8,973

The Louisiana Department of Health reports that 8,973 abortions took place in Louisiana during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Louisiana residents in other states.

SOURCE: Louisiana Department of Health


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 9,920

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 9,920 abortions took place in Louisiana during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Louisiana residents in other states. The table below compares Louisiana abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
9,920 10,150 12,210 14,860 11,400

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 14.0%

In 2017, an estimated 14.0% of pregnancies in Louisiana 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 (61,018)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 10.6

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Louisiana was 10.6. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Louisiana abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
LA 10.6 10.8 13.1 16.1 11.7
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): 1.2%

In 2017, approximately 1.2% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Louisiana.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 5

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 4 abortion providers in Louisiana. The table below compares total Louisiana abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
4 5 7 7 9

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • Abortion would be banned if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned.
  • 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 cannot cover abortion.
  • The use of telemedicine for the performance of medication abortion is prohibited.
  • The parent of a minor must consent 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 at least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion and must be shown the image and have it described to her. 
  • 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 or her physical health is severely compromised.
  • Abortion clinics must meet the same structural standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 9,362

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 9,362 abortions took place in Louisiana during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Louisiana residents in other states. The table below compares Louisiana abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
9,362 10,332 9,977 9,225 8,955 8,872 8,167 6,816 6,833 NR
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
9,362 10,332 9,977 9,225 8,955
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
8,872 8,167 6,816 6,833 NR

Abortion Percentage (2015): 12.7%

In 2015, 12.7% of pregnancies in Louisiana 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 Louisiana abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
LA 12.7% 13.8% 13.6% 13% 13% 12% 11% 9% 9% NR
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Louisiana 12.7% 13.8% 13.6% 13% 13%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
LA 12% 11% 9% 9% NR
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 14.6%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 14.6% of the abortions that took place in Louisiana were performed on out-of-state residents.

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

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2015

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