Abortion in the U.S.
This fact sheet reviews abortion in the U.S. About half (49%) of the approximately 5.4 million pregnancies occurring in the United States each year are unintended. Fifty-four percent (54%), or approximately 1.4 million, of these unintended pregnancies ended in abortion in 1996. While abortion remains one of the most common surgical procedures in this country, abortion rates have declined.
also of interest
- Medicaid and Family Planning: Background and Implications of the ACA
- State Profiles for Women's Health
- Data Note: Are Nonprofits Requesting an Accommodation for Contraceptive Coverage?
- Round 2 on the Legal Challenges to Contraceptive Coverage: Are Nonprofits "Substantially Burdened" by the "Accommodation"?