General Information / History / Stats / Types

Alabama Abortions 1970s-2013

Alabama Abortions Decline by Almost 60 Percent Since 1980

YEAR                           Abortion Occurrence
1973-1979                               68,470
1980                                        20,780
1981                                         19,840
1982                                         19,930
1983                                         17147
1984                                         19,210
1985                                         19,380
1986                                         15,540
1987                                         14,642
1988                                         14,766
1989                                         14,211
1990                                         15,012
1991                                          14,097 / 32% -6683
1992                                         13,358
1993                                         14,494
1994                                         14,825
1995                                         14,221
1996                                        13,826
1997                                        13,063
1998                                        13,386
1999                                        13,273
2000                                       13,553
2001                                       13,382 / 35.6% -7398
2002                                       12,249
2003                                       10,979
2004                                       11,370
2005                                       11,211
2006                                       11,654
2007                                       11,267
2008                                      11,268
2009                                      10,882
2010                                      10,280
2011                                        9,523 / 54.2% -11,257
2012                                       9,076 / 56.3% -11,704
2013                                       8,485 / 59.2% -12,295

Reduction in Reported Abortion Numbers since 1980 Peak in AL: 20,780
% Reduction in Reported Abortion Numbers in AL, 1980 – 2013: 59.2%

1987 Parental Notification and Consent Law enacted
1997 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act
2002 Women’s Right to Know Act – Informed consent with 24 hour waiting period
2006 Unborn Victims of Violence Act
2010 Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
2013 Women’s Health & Safety Act
[Statistics used are the occurrence abortion numbers within Alabama according to ADPH / CDC]

 

 

Alabama Abortion Statistics for 2008

Total Abortions Occurring in AL in 2008:  11,268

Women Under 18 Only: 784  (272 White – 35%; 502 Black – 64%)
Total White:     4,428 (39%)
Total Black:      6,589 (58%)
Other/Not Stated: 223/28
Unmarried  – 9,979 (89%)
59% of all abortions occurring in AL were to Women aged 20-29
4037 Women had 1 or more previous abortions (36%); 82 Women each had 4 previous abortions; 5 Women each had 7 previous abortions

 

Total Abortions for Residents of Alabama in 2008:  9,737
Thus, 1,531 Women from other states had abortions in AL in 2008 — this is 14% of all abortions occurring in AL in 2008, down from 17% for several preceding years.
Unmarried Residents – 8,590 (88%)
59% of all Resident abortions were to Women aged 20-29
3521 Women had 1 or more previous abortions (36%); 72 Women each had 4 previous abortions; 4 Women each had 7 previous abortions

 

2006 ALABAMA ABORTIONS (CDC statistics)

Total Abortions Occurring in Alabama in 2006         11,654

% age of out-of-state abortions performed           18.7%

Of 47 states and the D.C. statistics listed, Alabama ranks 7th in the number of out-of-state abortions performed in 2006 (consistent for several years): DE, D.C., KS, ND, RI, and TN ranked higher in numbers of out-of-state abortions.

[Table 2, CDC 2006 Abortion Surveillance]

 

Number of Abortions:

White       4930     42.3%

Black        6523     56.0% 

Of 37 states listed in 2006 in this Table, Alabama is ranked 4th for the highest percentage of Black Abortions: MD, GA, and D.C. had higher percentages of Black abortions than Alabama.

 

CDC 2006 Data for Alabama — Table 5

Age           Abortions

under 15       98

15                142

16                266

17                336

18                621

19                717

                  2180 abortions

 

CDC 2006 Data for Alabama — Table 3

Age               Abortions

under 15                98

15-19                 2082

20-24                 4078

25-29                 2799

30-34                 1511

35-39                  819

40 & above           267

                        11,654 total abortions for AL 2006

 

MMWR Surveillance, 27Nov09, 58 (S S08), 1-35

 

 

Abortions performed on AL Residents in 2006: http://ph.state.al.us/chs/HealthStatistics/Pregnancy/residence06.pdf 

Abortions OCCURRING in Alabama in 2006 (this includes non-residents): http://ph.state.al.us/chs/HealthStatistics/Pregnancy/occurrence06.pdf 

2006 BASIC Stats: 

9,542 — 2006 RESIDENT TOTAL ABORTIONS (AL residents)
4,035 White
5,323 Black

672 — Under 18
1,036 — 18-19 year olds
3,326 — 20-24 year olds

~ 281 — 3 or MORE PREVIOUS ABORTIONS
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11,654 — 2006 ABORTIONS OCCURRING IN ALABAMA (this includes non-residents)
4,930 White
6,523 Black

842 — Under 18
1,240 — 18-19 year olds
4,078 — 20-24 year olds

~334 — 3 or MORE PREVIOUS ABORTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 ALABAMA ABORTIONS
Resident Abortions                            10,359
Total Abortions Occurring in Alabama    11,370
%age by out-of-state / residents      15.2%

White    5215
Black    5858

Unmarried  85.1%

ALABAMA AGE GROUPS PROCURING ABORTIONS in 2004
under age 15       113
age 15                156
age 16                225
age 17                313
age 18                556<

br /> age 19                744    (ages 15-19 total 2,107)
20-24               4,072
25-29               2,670
30-34               1,521
35-39                738
over 40/other       250

total                      11,370

Abortions at/over 21 weeks gestation    62
Abortions at 16-20 weeks gestation    528
Unknown weeks                                34