There were 26,558 legal abortions performed in New Jersey in 2011, the last year that we have full statistics for, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s statehealthfacts.org. Of the women who had an abortion that year, 56 percent were between the ages of 20 and 29; 26 percent were between 30 and 39. Only 14 percent were for women under 20, and 4 percent were for those over 40.
In New Jersey, 36 percent of the women who sought an abortion were white; 43 percent were black; and 21 percent were of another race or ethnicity. That’s slightly different from the national statistics, in which 55 percent of those who get an abortion are white, 37 percent are black, and 8 percent are labeled “other.”