Louisiana Abortion Statistics

Abortion Stats Down ImageWhile 9,311 abortions is 9,311 too many, Louisiana Right to Life was thankful to see the number of abortions in Louisiana decrease by 10% from 2014 to 2015, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Department of Health and Hospitals.

There were 9,311 abortions performed in Louisiana in 2015, down from 10,211 abortions reported in 2014. The number of abortions performed in the state had increased steadily since 2008, when population numbers began returning to pre-Katrina levels. The 2015 figure is the lowest total number of abortions in the state since 2012, when 9,225 abortions were reported.

Even with numbers going down, on average, 26 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!

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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 Louisiana Abortion Statistic Charts (Click to Enlarge)

  
Abortion to Birth ratio
 

QUICK FACTS 2015

  • 37 girls under the age of 15 had abortions in 2015. Another 822 girls between the ages of 15-19 aborted their babies.
  • The largest number of abortions - 2,916 - were performed on women between the ages of 20-24.
  • Women categorized as nonwhite accounted for 70% of abortions performed in Louisiana in 2015.
  • 87% of women who had abortions in 2015 were unmarried.
  • 66% of babies were aborted within the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
  • Out-of-state residents accounted for 15 percent (1,362) of all abortions performed in Louisiana. (No information on those states currently available.)

2015 Louisiana Abortion Statistics*

9,311 abortions occurred in 2015

By parish of occurrence:
  • BOSSIER:464
  • CADDO: 3,243
  • EAST BATON ROUGE: 1,854
  • JEFFERSON: 1,921
  • ORLEANS: 1,829

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State's Abortion Numbers By the Years

  • 9,311 abortions occurred in 2015*
  • 10,211 abortions occurred in 2014*
  • 9,976 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

 * 2012-2015 Louisiana abortion figures still reported as "preliminary" by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.