The 2017 “State of Abortion in the United States” has just been published and you can find it at the top of the right column of our website. It will always be there. Just click on it when you need statistics or analysis to back up your arguments in a letter to your legislator — or just browse through for some fascinating facts like who the wealthiest supporters of abortion in America are or how public opinion polling about abortion works.
This fourth annual report contains some really good news: There were 12.5% fewer abortions in 2014 than there were just three years earlier, when there were 1,058,490. The most recent figure of 926,190 represents a drop of 42.4% from the all-time peak of 1,608,600 in 1990.