World Leaders in Abortion: Top 10 Countries

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

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The United States is second in the world in number of abortions each year.  If Planned Parenthood were included for comparison, it would rank sixth in the world in number of abortions carried out annually; and the International Planned Parenthood Federation would be fourth in the number of abortions carried out per year.

 

Abortions Annually
China 9,173,100
United States 1,213,000
Russian Federation 1,208,700
IPPF 977,189
India 641,800
Vietnam 332,200
PP USA 327,653
Japan 242,300
France 198,200
England and Wales 189,800
Turkey 177,100
Azerbaijan 159,700

 

Annual abortion numbers for countries 2008, PP USA 2013, IPPF 2014[1]

 

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[1] Most recent verifiable data for international abortion numbers, 2008 from: Sedgh G et al., Legal Abortion Worldwide in 2008: Levels and Recent Trends, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 37, 84, 2011; Sedgh G et al., Legal Abortion Worldwide in 2008: Levels and Recent Trends, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 43, 188, 2011; PP USA 2013 information accessed at: https://www.sba-list.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/12.31.14fact_sheet_pp_2013_2014_annual_report.pdf; IPPF 2014 numbers from: Table 1 in http://www.ippf.org/sites/default/files/ippf_apr2014_15_web_4.pdf

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