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Massachusetts 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): 18,256

The The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that 18,256 abortions took place in Massachusetts during 2018. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Massachusetts residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2017): 18,285

The The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports that 18,285 abortions took place in Massachusetts during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Massachusetts residents in other states.

SOURCE: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 18,590

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 18,590 abortions took place in Massachusetts during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Massachusetts residents in other states. The table below compares Massachusetts abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
18,590 21,020 24,030 24,900 27,270

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 20.8%

In 2017, an estimated 20.8% of pregnancies in Massachusetts 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 (70,702)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 13.5

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

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
MA 13.5 15.3 17.8 18.3 19.9
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): 2.2%

In 2017, approximately 2.2% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Massachusetts.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 43

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 19 abortion providers in Massachusetts. The table below compares total Massachusetts abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
19 43 40 41 45

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion can take place.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2016): 17,901

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 17,901 abortions took place in Massachusetts during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Massachusetts residents in other states. The table below compares Massachusetts abortion totals by year.

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
17,901 18,570 19,354 19,448 20,062 20,703 20,802 22,945 23,883 24,128
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
17,901 18,570 19,354 19,448 20,062
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
20,703 20,802 22,945 23,883 24,128

Abortion Percentage (2016): 20.1%

In 2016, 20.1% of pregnancies in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts abortion percentages by year.

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
MA 20.1% 20.6% 21.2% 21.3% 22% 22% 22% 23% 24% 24%
U.S.* 15.7% 15.8% 16.1% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
MA 20.1% 20.6% 21.2% 21.3% 22%
U.S.* 15.7% 15.8% 16.1% 16.7% 17%
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
MA 22% 22% 23% 24% 24%
U.S.* 18% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2016): 3.6%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 3.6% of the abortions that took place in Massachusetts were performed on out-of-state residents.

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

SOURCE: Abortion Surveillance --- United States, 2016

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