Michigan Abortion Statistics

From the latest MDHHS Report:

A total of 27,339 induced abortions were reported in Michigan in 2019, which was a 2.3 percent increase from the total of 26,716 reported in 2018 and a 44.3 percent decrease since 1987 (the year with the largest number of induced abortions).

Michigan residents received 94.7 percent of the induced abortions that occurred in Michigan in 2019. This proportion decreased by 1 percent to that which was observed in previous years.

In 2019, over half of the resident women receiving abortions had no previous induced abortions. In general, from 1985 through 2019, a gradual increase has been observed with the proportion of women reporting two or more induced abortions, going from 14.6 percent in 1985 to 23.8 percent in 2019. The proportion of women who had no previous induced abortion has generally declined, falling from 59.5 percent in 1985 to 51.3 percent in 2019.

In 2019, 84.7 percent of the Michigan women who obtained an induced abortion were not married, a 2.3 percent increase from the 82.4 percent reported in 1985.

65.4 percent of the resident women obtaining induced abortions in 2019 had a previous term pregnancy. Of the women who had a previous term pregnancy, 39.2 percent in 2019 had at least two or more term pregnancies.

The majority [plurality] of Michigan residents receiving induced abortions (36.2 percent) were under 25 years of age, while 8.7 percent were less than 20 years old. These are much smaller proportions than the 64.6 and 30.6 percent observed, respectively, in 1985