General Information / History / Stats / Types

Abortion Provider Numbers Continue to Decrease

Of the roughly 2000 doctors who now perform abortions, more than half are 50 & over, and many are nearing retirement.

According to AGI, 866 abortion sites stopped performing abortions between 1982 and 1996, representing a 30% decline from 2,908 to 2,042. 

The 14% drop which occurred between 1992-1996 is nearly twice the rate of decline in the previous four years (8%) and 3 times the drop between 1985 and 1988 (4%). 

[From an Alan Guttmacher Inst study reported in Life Insight, 1/99]