Facts on Abortion in Oregon

Did you know Oregon is the only state in the country without any laws that restrict or limit abortion? (See a ranking of abortion laws in all 50 states here.) Worse still, Oregon is one of only a handful of states that chooses to use taxpayer money to pay for elective abortions. 

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$1.7 million annually

$23,887,720 in state funds were spent on 52,438 abortions in the past 14 years. 

10 abortions daily

Approximately ten pre-born children in Oregon die from taxpayer-funded abortion every 24 hours.

Zero pro-life laws

Oregon is the only state in the country with zero laws protecting women and babies from abortion.


Statistics and reports

  • There were a total of 8,218 abortions in Oregon in 2016 (see report).
     
  • 3,769 abortions were funded by taxpayers in fiscal year 2015–16 through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) (see report).
     
  • Because of a 1984 Oregon Supreme Court ruling, there are no limits or restrictions on how many “free” abortions a woman can have under OHP (see court ruling).
     
  • The majority of abortions in Oregon are performed on women ages 20–29 (see report).
     

Get more facts and statistics on abortion from the Oregon Health Authority.  

Sources: Oregon Health Authority;  State of Oregon, Division of Medical Assistance Programs;  The Washington Post