Montana Abortion Statistics
State abortion statistics from the leading public and private sources.
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 generally 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. For 2014, 58% of queried providers responded to their information request. Abortion totals were estimated for the 42% of abortion providers who did not respond.
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Total Abortions (2016): 1,618
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reports that 1,618 abortions took place in Montana during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Montana residents in other states.
Total Abortions (2015): 1,611
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1,611 abortions took place in Montana during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Montana residents in other states. The table below compares Montana abortion totals by year.
Abortion Percentage (2015): 11.3%
In 2015, 11.3% of pregnancies in Montana 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 Montana abortion percentages by year.
Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 13.3%
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 13.3% of the abortions that took place in Montana were performed on out-of-state residents.
*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.
Estimated Total Abortions (2014): 1,690
The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 1,690 abortions took place in Montana during 2014. In 2011, an estimated 2,220 abortions occured—compared with an estimated 2,230 in 2008 and 2,150 in 2005.
Estimated Abortion Percentage (2014): 12%
In 2014, an estimated 12% of pregnancies in Montana 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 (12,432)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.
Estimated Abortion Rate* (2014): 9.1
The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2014 abortion rate for Montana was 9.1. In 2011, the abortion rate in Montana was 12.3. It was 12.3 in 2008, 11.7 in 2005, and 13.5 in 2000. The 2014 abortion rate across the entire United States was 14.6.
*The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years.
Percentage of All U.S. Abortions (2014): 0.2%
In 2014, approximately 0.2% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Montana.
Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 5
In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 5 abortion providers in Montana. There were 8 providers in 2011, 8 providers in 2008, 8 providers in 2005, and 9 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
- The parent of a minor younger than 16 must be notified before an abortion can take place.