Abortion statistics 2000

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Below are some statistics for abortion for the year 2000.

United States

In 2000, 1.31 million abortions were performed in the United States. This equates to 2.1% of all women between 15 and 44 years-old.[1]

England and Wales

There were 185,375 legal abortions carried out in England and Wales in 2000, a rise of 2,125 (1.2 per cent) compared with 1999.[2]

  • The abortion rate for women resident in England and Wales in 2000 was 16.94 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44, 0.9% higher than in 1999 when the rate was 16.79 abortions per 1,000 women.
  • Abortion rates increased for women aged under 34 and decreased for women aged 35 and over, in 2000. The rate increased by 0.2% for women under 20, by 2.4% for women in their twenties and by 0.4% for women aged 30–34. The rate decreased by 1.4% in the 35-44 age-group.
  • Eighty-eight per cent of terminations were performed before 13 weeks of gestation and 10 per cent between 13 and 19 weeks gestation, similar to last year.

See also


  1. Abortion TV.com: Abortion Statistics
  2. Department of National Statistics: Abortions in England and Wales, 2000