New York 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): 87,325
The New York State Department of Health reports that 87,325 abortions took place in New York during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on New York residents in other states.
SOURCE: New York State Department of Health
Total Abortions (2015): 93,096
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 93,096 abortions took place in New York during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on New York residents in other states. The table below compares New York abortion totals by year.
Abortion Percentage (2015): 28.2%
In 2015, 28.2% of pregnancies in New York 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 New York abortion percentages by year.
Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 5.1%
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 5.1% of the abortions that took place in New York were performed on out-of-state residents.
*U.S. averages are limited to reporting districts.
Estimated Total Abortions (2014): 119,940
The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 119,940 abortions took place in New York during 2014. In 2011, an estimated 138,370 abortions occured—compared with an estimated 153,110 in 2008 and 155,960 in 2005.
Estimated Abortion Percentage (2014): 33%
In 2014, an estimated 33% of pregnancies in New York 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 (238,773)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.
Estimated Abortion Rate* (2014): 29.6
The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2014 abortion rate for New York was 29.6. In 2011, the abortion rate in New York was 34.2. It was 37.6 in 2008, 38.2 in 2005, and 39.1 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): 12.9%
In 2014, approximately 12.9% of all U.S. abortions occurred in New York.
Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 218
In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 218 abortion providers in New York. There were 225 providers in 2011, 249 providers in 2008, 261 providers in 2005, and 234 providers in 2000.
State Abortion Restrictions (2016):
New York does not have any state-level abortion restrictions—such as waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly-funded abortions.
- State Abortion Statistics: Comparative state abortion stats by rank, total, percentage, and clinics.
- U.S. Abortion Statistics: Facts and figures relating to the frequency of abortion in the United States.
- U.S. Abortion Law: An overview of the history and legality of abortion in the United States.
- U.S. Abortion History: The 200-year history of abortion in America goes back well before 1973.
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- The Law Can’t Make Abortion Safe; Birth Control Can’t Make Abortion Rare (Abort73 Blog)
- It’s All the Same: Why Early and Late-Term Abortion are Moral Equivalents (Abort73 Blog)
- The Moral Dilemma of Repeat Abortion (Abort73 Blog)
- Who is Most at Risk to Have an Abortion? (Abort73 Blog)
- Marriage, Contraception, and Unplanned Pregnancy (Abort73 Blog)