USA – Abortion rates in 2020 increased 8% from 2017, new report finds

Korin Miller
Mon, December 5, 2022

Abortion in the U.S. was on the rise as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. The report offers one of the most up-to-date looks at abortion in the country two years before the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that previously guaranteed the right to an abortion for Americans.

For the report, known as the Abortion Provider Census, researchers collected information from all facilities that were known to have provided abortion services in the U.S. in 2019 and 2020. The researchers compared the findings to the 2017 Abortion Provider Census and discovered that, in 2020, there were 930,160 abortions performed — an 8% increase from the number of abortions performed in 2017.