Facts on Abortion in Oregon

Did you know that abortion is legal in Oregon through all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason? (See a ranking of abortion laws in all 50 states here.) Worse still, Oregon is one of only a handful of states that require our state tax dollars to fund elective abortions without limit or restriction. 

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$1.9 million last year

$24,474,488 in state funds were spent on 57,026 abortions in the past 16 years. 

10 abortions daily

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

Zero pro-life laws

Unlike other states, Oregon has no laws protecting women and babies from abortion.

Statistics and reports

  • There were a total of 8,506 abortions in Oregon in 2017 (see report).

  • 3,593 abortions were funded by taxpayers in fiscal year 2017–18 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