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Texas 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 (2017): 53,277

The Texas Health and Human Services reports that 53,277 abortions took place in Texas during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Texas residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 53,481

The Texas Health and Human Services reports that 53,481 abortions took place in Texas during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Texas residents in other states.

SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 55,440

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 55,440 abortions took place in Texas during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Texas residents in other states. The table below compares Texas abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
55,440 55,230 73,200 84,610 85,670

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 12.7%

In 2017, an estimated 12.7% of pregnancies in Texas 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 (382,050)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 9.4

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Texas was 9.4. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Texas abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
TX 9.4 9.8 13.5 16.5 17.3
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): 6.4%

In 2017, approximately 6.4% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Texas.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 44

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 21 abortion providers in Texas. The table below compares total Texas abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
21 44 62 67 64

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion in person and then wait 24 hours before the abortion takes place.
  • Abortion is covered in private insurance policies only in cases of life endangerment, or if the woman's health is severely compromised.
  • Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment, or if the woman's health is severely compromised.
  • Health plans offered in the state's health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, or if the woman's health is severely compromised.
  • Medication abortion must be provided using the FDA protocol. 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-texas


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 53,940

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 53,940 abortions took place in Texas during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Texas residents in other states. The table below compares Texas abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
53,940 54,148 63,168 68,201 72,332 77,463 77,630 81,366 80,886 81,883
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
53,940 54,148 63,168 68,201 72,332
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
77,463 77,630 81,366 80,886 81,883

Abortion Percentage (2015): 11.8%

In 2015, 11.8% of pregnancies in Texas 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 Texas abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
TX 11.8% 11.9% 14.0% 15% 16% 17% 16% 17% 17% 17%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Texas 11.8% 11.9% 14.0% 15% 16%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
TX 17% 16% 17% 17% 17%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 1.8%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1.8% of the abortions that took place in Texas 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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