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US abortions up 10% since 2020; 63% caused by abortion pills

March 21, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: The Guttmacher Institute, named for a former Planned Parenthood president, estimates that the number of abortions in the United States rose to 1,026,690 in 2023 from 885,000 in 2017 and 930,160 in 2020.

Over the past three years, there have been particularly sharp increases in abortion in Illinois (38,010 more abortions), New Mexico (15,090 more), Virginia (14,190 more) and North Carolina (12,970 more).

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 63% of abortions are medication abortions—up from 53% in 2020.

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