Each year, the Vital Statistics Unit and the Center for Health Statistics coordinate their efforts to collect, enter, and edit vital statistics data for Texas . After the data is edited, staff members perform analyses and create tables on various topics to produce the Texas Vital Statistics Annual Report.
According to the most recent Texas Vital Statistics Report, the total number of reported abortions for Texas in 2003 was 79,166. Of those, at least 8,941 were performed in the 4th through the 9th months of pregnancy.
Of the women who had abortions in Texas in 2003, 27% had a previous abortion and 15% had two or more previous abortions.
Black women obtained 21% of abortions performed on Texas residents in 2003 even though Black women represent only 13% of Texas 's female population aged 15-44.
The number of abortions in Texas has dropped 14% since 1996 when there were 91,289 abortions performed in Texas . The number of abortions performed on minors in Texas has dropped 42% since 1994.
Type of Abortion
Dilation & Curettage with Suction Aspiration
Dilation & Curettage
Non-Surgical (RU 486)
Dilation & Evacuation
Dilation & Extraction
Type of Facility
Ambulatory Surgical Center
Out of State
* Figures based upon the Texas Department of State Health Services and Vital Statistics 2003 Annual Report.