National Abortion Statistics

National statistics on abortion come from either the Center for Disease Control or the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood. For a detailed discussion and the difference between the two, visit NRLC.

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  • The AGI reported 1.06 million abortions in 2011, down from 1.21 million in 2008, a decline of 13 percent.
  • Every day, about 3,000 children die to abortion in the United States.
  • More than 57 million abortions have occurred in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade in 1973.
  • AGI reports that about 44 million lives are lost to abortion every year in the world.