Louisiana Abortion Statistics

Abortion Stats Down ImageWhile 8.973 abortions is 8,973 too many, Louisiana Right to Life was thankful to see the number of abortions in Louisiana decrease by 4% from 2015 to 2016, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Department of Health.

There were 8,972 abortions performed in Louisiana in 2016, down from 9,362 abortions reported in 2015 and 10,211 abortions reported in 2014. The number of abortions performed in the state had increased steadily from 2008-2014 as population numbers returned to pre-Katrina levels.

Even with numbers going down, on average, 25 abortions per day were performed in Louisiana, and Louisiana Right to Life will continue working hard to reduce these numbers until every baby is saved!

The number of abortions performed in Louisiana on women from another state, as well as parish by parish figures, have not been released yet by the state.

NOTE: Abortion Statistics in Louisiana come from the Louisiana Department of Health.  These numbers do not take into account the number of women who traveled outside of Louisiana for abortions.

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Abortion to Birth ratio
 

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QUICK FACTS 2016

  • There were 8,972 abortions performed in 2016. That means there were, on average, 25 abortions per day.
  • 34 girls under the age of 15 had abortions in 2016. Another 811 girls between the ages of 15-19 aborted their babies.
  • The largest number of abortions - 2,668 - were performed on women between the ages of 25-29. There were also 1,127 women ages 35 and older who had abortions in 2016.
  • Women categorized as "non-white" accounted for 70% of abortions performed in 2016.
  • 85% of women who had abortions in 2016 were unmarried.
  • Nearly 70% of babies were aborted within eight weeks of pregnancy.

State's Abortion Numbers By the Years

  • 8,972 abortions occurred in 2016*
  • 9,362 abortions occurred in 2015*
  • 10,211 abortions occurred in 2014*
  • 9,977 abortions occurred in 2013
  • 9,225 abortions occurred in 2012
  • 8,955 abortions occurred in 2011
  • 8,870 abortions occurred in 2010
  • 8,167 abortions occurred in 2009
  • 6,816 abortions occurred in 2008
  • 6,833 abortions occurred in 2007
  • 6,204 abortions occurred in 2006
  • 8,860 abortions occurred in 2005
  • 11,330 abortions occurred in 2004
  • 10,642 abortions occurred in 2003
  • 10,451 abortions occurred in 2002
  • 10,932 abortions occurred in 2001
  • 11,384 abortions occurred in 2000

 * 2014-2016 Louisiana abortion figures still reported as "preliminary" by the Louisiana Department of Health.