Abortion Reporting: California

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

California does not collect or report abortion data.


The Centers for Disease Control’s 1996 abortion surveillance report was the last to include California data. In response to an inquiry from the Charlotte Lozier Institute in October 2019, the California Department of Public Health informed CLI that “California does not collect information on induced termination of pregnancy.”


Other Available Information


In 2014, California state Medicaid funded approximately 83,485 abortions. More information is available here.

The Guttmacher Institute estimates that 132,680 abortions were performed in California in 2017.


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