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ILLINOIS ABORTION STATISTICS

1973-2011

YEAR NUMBER OF
ABORTIONS
  YEAR NUMBER OF
ABORTIONS
1973 32,760   1993 0****
1974 46,800   1994 30,594*****
1975 56,252   1995 52,300
1976 66,356   1996 53,613
1977 71,326   1997 50,147
1978 70,211   1998 49,403
1979 68,524   1999 45,924
1980 67,514   2000 45,884
1981 67,937   2001 46,546
1982 66,613   2002 46,945
1983 65,434   2003 42,228
1984 60,854*   2004 43,537 Updated Feb. 2007
1985 61,986**   2005 43,409
1986 61,575**   2006 46,467
1987 48,646***   2007 45,298
1988 50,478***   2008 47,717
1989 50,633***   2009 46,077
1990 54,039***   2010 41,859
1991 46,502***   2011 41,324
1992 56,552***   2012 43,203
      2013 40,750

* Based on 9 1/2 months of reported data.

** Since the Illinois Department of Public Health was prohibited from mandating abortion reporting by a temporary restraining order issued in 1984, these numbers were generated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from voluntary reports submitted by Illinois abortion facilities.

*** In 1987, CDC turned over the annual voluntary survey of facilities performing abortions to the Department.

**** No data collected.

*****A settlement to the 1984 temporary restraining order was reached in the fall of 1993 that allowed Illinois to resume mandatory reporting of abortions. In May 1994, health care providers were notified of the settlement and the Department outlined reporting requirements, including instructions that information on all procedures from Jan. 1, 1994 on be submitted. However, since only about 1,000 abortion reports were received for the first four months of the year, data for 1994 should be considered incomplete.






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