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Maine 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): 1,949

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services reports that 1,949 abortions took place in Maine during 2018. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Maine residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2017): 1,959

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services reports that 1,959 abortions took place in Maine during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Maine residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 1,997

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services reports that 1,997 abortions took place in Maine during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Maine residents in other states.

SOURCE: Maine Department of Health and Human Services


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 2,040

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 2,040 abortions took place in Maine during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Maine residents in other states. The table below compares Maine abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
2,040 2,220 2,360 2,800 2,770

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 14.2%

In 2017, an estimated 14.2% of pregnancies in Maine 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 (12,298)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 8.8

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Maine was 8.8. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Maine abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
ME 8.8 9.5 9.9 11.2 10.5
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): 0.2%

In 2017, approximately 0.2% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Maine.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 9

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 16 abortion providers in Maine. The table below compares total Maine abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
16 9 11 13 13

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 1,836

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1,836 abortions took place in Maine during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Maine residents in other states. The table below compares Maine abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
1,836 2,021 1,939 2,046 1,773 2,311 2,413 2,623 2,689 2,670
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
1,836 2,021 1,939 2,046 1,773
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
2,311 2,413 2,623 2,689 2,670

Abortion Percentage (2015): 12.7%

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

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
ME 12.7% 13.7% 13.2% 7% 12% 15% 15% 16% 16% 16%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Maine 12.7% 13.7% 13.2% 7% 12%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
ME 15% 15% 16% 16% 16%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 3.1%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 3.1% of the abortions that took place in Maine 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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