According to a fact sheet by the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the education & research arm of SBA Pro-life America, more than 55,000 abortions occur at or after 15 weeks of gestation each year.
The fact sheet, released earlier this month, found that abortion data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that roughly 6 percent of all abortions have taken place at 15 weeks of gestation or later.
“When applied to the Guttmacher Institute’s most recent estimate of 930,160 abortions nationwide in 2020, this is approximately 55,800 abortions at 15 weeks or later each year,” the study noted. At the same time, however, the Lozier Institute indicated that it is difficult to provide a definitive answer because abortion statistics in the U.S. vary.
CLI came up with the estimated number of abortions at 15 weeks or later by analyzing abortion data reported from each state.
“When states reported gestational ages using broad ranges…