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Utah 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): 2,923

The Utah Department of Health reports that 2,923 abortions took place in Utah during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Utah residents in other states.

Total Abortions (2016): 3,008

The Utah Department of Health reports that 3,008 abortions took place in Utah during 2016. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Utah residents in other states.

SOURCE: Utah Department of Health


GUTTMACHER DATA

Estimated Total Abortions (2017): 2,990

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that approximately 2,990 abortions took place in Utah during 2017. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Utah residents in other states. The table below compares Utah abortion totals by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
2,990 2,960 3,290 4,000 3,630

Estimated Abortion Percentage (2017): 5.8%

In 2017, an estimated 5.8% of pregnancies in Utah 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 (48,585)—as reported by the CDC—and estimated abortions.

Estimated Abortion Rate* (2017): 4.4

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that the 2017 abortion rate for Utah was 4.4. The 2017 abortion rate across the entire United States was 13.5. The table below compares Utah abortion rates by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
UT 4.4 4.6 5.4 6.7 6.4
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): 0.3%

In 2017, approximately 0.3% of all U.S. abortions occurred in Utah.

Facilities That Perform Abortions (2014): 6

In 2017, the Guttmacher Institute reports that there were 3 abortion providers in Utah. The table below compares total Utah abortion facilities by selected year.

2017 2014 2011 2008 2005
3 6 9 7 6

State Abortion Restrictions (2019):

  • A woman must receive state-directed counseling about abortion in person and then wait 72 hours before the abortion takes place.
  • Public and private health insurance can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest, fetal abnormality, or severe health complications.
  • Health plans offered in the state’s health exchange can only cover abortion in cases of life endangerment, rape, incest, fetal abnormality, or severe health complications.
  • 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, incest, or severe health complications.
  • Abortion clinics must meet the same structural standards as other ambulatory surgical centers.

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


CDC DATA

Total Abortions (2015): 3,176

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 3,176 abortions took place in Utah during 2015. This number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents but does not include abortions performed on Utah residents in other states. The table below compares Utah abortion totals by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
3,176 2,948 3,102 3,273 3,386 3,780 3,665 3,911 3,933 3,753
2014 2014 2013 2012 2011
3,176 2,948 3,102 3,273 3,386
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
3,780 3,665 3,911 3,933 3,753

Abortion Percentage (2015): 5.9%

In 2015, 5.9% of pregnancies in Utah 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 Utah abortion percentages by year.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
UT 5.9% 5.5% 5.7% 6% 6% 7% 6% 7% 7% 7%
U.S.* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18% 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Utah 5.9% 5.5% 5.7% 6% 6%
United States* 15.8% 15.7% 16.7% 17% 18%
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
UT 7% 6% 7% 7% 7%
U.S.* 19% 19% 19% 19% 19%

Out-of-State Abortion Percentage (2015): 6.0%

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 6.0% of the abortions that took place in Utah 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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