2006, 2005, 2004 U.S. Abortion Statistics (CDC, 11/07, 11/09; AGI, 1/08)

According to the CDC, in 2004, there were 839,226 legal abortions in the U.S., excluding the states of AK, CA, NH, OK, WV, which did not report to the CDC for that year. CDC data indicate that Black women obtained 38.2% of all U.S. abortions for 2004 (in the states reporting). According to the CDC, inconsistent method use of the oral contraceptives (75.9%) or condoms (49.3%) was the most common reason that women became pregnant and obtained abortions. The AGI reports that, for 2005, there were 1.21 Million legal U.S. abortions. This does not indicate that abortion numbers are on the rise. AGI statistics are usually considerably higher than those from the CDC because AGI actively collects data from states and abortion facilities nationwide, and because several states do not report to the CDC… 2006 CDC Abortion Surveillance: Abortions Rose 3.1% in 2006, Other Research Shows Decline A new report from the Centers for Disease Control claims the number of abortions has rose during 2006, the last year for which it has national data available. However, a January 2008 report from a pro-abortion group that is considered more effective in tabulating abortions shows abortions declining. Each year, the CDC requests abortion data from 52 reporting areas, including New York City and the District of Columbia. However, just 49 areas gave the CDC abortion stats and only 46 have reported consistently over the last 10 years. California, Louisiana, and New Hampshire are not included in the annual abortion totals the CDC reports. The new report indicates there were a total of 846,181 abortions during 2006, which the CDC says is...