Comparing Immigrant and Native Abortion Rates

Immigrants accounted for about one in six abortions (194,000) in the U.S. in 2008. For immigrant women in their primary reproductive years, the abortion rate is 18.9 per thousand, very similar to the 19.5 per thousand for native women. Looking at abortion by demographic groups among immigrant women, the rate is 34.7 per thousand for blacks, 19 per thousand for Hispanics, 16.5 per thousand for Asians, and 9.1 per thousand for non-Hispanic whites.

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