Abortion Rates by Country

An abortion is the deliberate termination of a mother’s pregnancy, which leads to the premature cessation of a life that would otherwise fully develop into a person. However, abortions often occur wherein the developing child in the mother’s womb experiences complications, and prior to prematurely incurring a threat to the well-being of their life or giving birth to a stillborn, a mother might decide to terminate the pregnancy for the preservation of her health.

Abortions occur across the globe, as women across the earth have sex and always bear the risk of becoming pregnant whether or not they’re expecting it do to their biology. There are circumstances wherein women become pregnant in scenarios where it isn’t convenient to bring the child to term and give birth, and in many of those instances, a woman will abort the child. 

The country with the highest quantity and rate of abortions is the People’s Republic of China, and there’s a very simple reason as to why. In 1979, the Chinese Communist Party implemented what came to be known as the one-child policy. Under this policy, families were only allowed to have one child. However, due to the nature of human sexuality and the unnatural imposition of the policy, women often became pregnant more than one time, and if they became pregnant after already having a child, they had no choice but to abort their second baby.

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Number of Legally Induced Abortions by Country

Åland Islands - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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78

#43 in the World

Albania - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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837

#39 in the World

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10,892

#24 in the World

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Azerbaijan - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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37,299

#11 in the World

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Bermuda - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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234

#42 in the World

Bulgaria - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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21,864

#14 in the World

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Burundi - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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12,138

#23 in the World

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Croatia - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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2,703

#37 in the World

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Cuba - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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73,661

#7 in the World

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Czech Republic - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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17,757

#17 in the World

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Dominican Republic - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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15,473

#19 in the World

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Estonia - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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3,741

#33 in the World

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Faroe Islands - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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21

#44 in the World

Finland - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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8,629

#29 in the World

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Georgia - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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21,599

#15 in the World

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Germany - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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100,893

#3 in the World

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Hong Kong - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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8,272

#30 in the World

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Hungary - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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25,783

#13 in the World

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Israel - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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17,688

#18 in the World

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Italy - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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71,642

#8 in the World

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Japan - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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156,430

#2 in the World

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Kazakhstan - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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77,178

#6 in the World

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Kyrgyzstan - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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20,172

#16 in the World

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Latvia - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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3,367

#34 in the World

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Lithuania - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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3,196

#36 in the World

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Mexico - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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695

#40 in the World

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Moldova - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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10,889

#25 in the World

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Mongolia - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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15,166

#21 in the World

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New Zealand - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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12,948

#22 in the World

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Poland - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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1,110

#38 in the World

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Portugal - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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15,264

#20 in the World

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Romania - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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47,492

#9 in the World

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Serbia - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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9,843

#27 in the World

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Seychelles - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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431

#41 in the World

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Singapore - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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6,067

#32 in the World

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Slovakia - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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6,682

#31 in the World

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Slovenia - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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3,275

#35 in the World

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Spain - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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99,149

#4 in the World

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Sweden - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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36,151

#12 in the World

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Switzerland - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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9,069

#28 in the World

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Ukraine - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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79,562

#5 in the World

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United States of America - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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625,346

#1 in the World

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Uruguay - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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10,210

#26 in the World

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Uzbekistan - Number of Legally Induced Abortions

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40,419

#10 in the World

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#45 in the World