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Did You Know?

The number of abortions in Michigan has dropped 47.8% since 1987 when there were 49,098 abortions performed in Michigan. The number of abortions performed on minors in Michigan has dropped 54.7% since 1990.

Abortion Statistics for the United States

  • According to the latest estimates from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, there were 926,200 abortions performed during 2014 in the United States. That figure is down 42.4 percent from their high in 1990, when an estimated 1.61 million abortions were peformed.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also monitors abortions in the United States. Since 1997 they have received incomplete results or no abortion statistics from various states including Maryland, California, and New Hampshire. The latest figures from the CDC were 664,435 abortions in 2013.
  • According to the CDC, 45 percent of the women who had abortions in 2013 had obtained an abortion previously in their life. At least 20 percent of women who aborted had two or more previous abortions.
  • In 2013, 35.6 percent of abortions were performed on non-Hispanic Black women. Only 12.6 percent of the U.S. population is non-Hispanic Black according to the 2010 census.
  • For further statistics from the CDC, click here.

Abortion Statistics for Michigan

  • A total of 26,395 induced abortions were reported in Michigan in 2016, which was a 2.8 percent decrease from the total of 27,151 reported in 2015 and a 46.2 percent decrease since 1987 (the year with the largest number of induced abortions.
  • Michigan residents received 96 percent of the induced abortions that occurred in Michigan in 2016. This proportion is similar to that which was observed in previous years.
  • In 2016, about 51 percent of the resident women receiving abortions had no previous induced abortions. In general, from 1985 through 2016, a gradual increase has been observed with the proportion of women reporting two or more induced abortions, going from 14.6 percent in 1985 to 23 percent in 2016. The proportion of women who had no previous induced abortion has generally declined, falling from 59.5 percent in 1985 to 51.1 percent in 2016.
  • The majority of Michigan residents receiving induced abortions (41.3 percent) were under 25 years of age, while 9.5 percent were less than 20 years old. These are much smaller proportions than the 64.6 and 30.6 percent observed, respectively, in 1985.
  • For statistics on abortion in Michigan by county, click here.
  • For further statistics on abortion in Michigan, click here.

Abortion Myths

  • Abortion advocates often use a coat hanger to symbolize the "age of back-alley abortions" where women were forced to seek abortions from "unqualified butchers." The number of women who died from illegal "back-alley" abortions was often said to be in the thousands. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Vital Statistics, there were only 39 women who died from illegal abortions in 1972.
  • To describe illegal abortion providers as unqualified is hardly accurate. Former medical director of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Mary Calderone, described in a 1960 American Journal of Health article that a study in 1958 showed that 84% to 87% of all illegal abortions were performed by licensed physicians in good standing. Dr. Calderone concluded that "90% of all illegal abortions are presently done by physicians." So it seems that the "back-alley butchers" of January 21, 1973, became "caring doctors who believe in a woman's right to choose" on January 22, 1973.
  • In 1978, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology stated the legalization of abortion "has had no major impact on the number of women dying from abortion" since the results of a study they completed showed that over 90% of all illegal abortions were performed by licensed physicians.
  • Abortion advocates will also claim that a million American women each year were undergoing illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that these statements are highly misleading. The CDC reports that after abortion was legalized in January of 1973, there were 615,831 legal abortions. In 1976 when there were 988,267 abortions. There weren't over a million legal abortions a year in the United States until the end of 1977, five years after abortion was made legal in all states.
  • Abortion was legal in a handful of states (New York, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, New Jersey, Vermont, and California) before Roe v. Wade and the CDC reports that there were 586,760 legal abortions in 1972.
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