How many abortions occur each year in the United States, and in California?
It depends on whose data one finds.
The federal Abortion Surveillance Report for 2011, prepared by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says 730,322 abortions occurred in 2011.
Guttmacher Institute says the annual total is 1.1 million abortions.
Why the difference?
The CDC shows no abortions in California.
But each year 180,000 babies are killed by abortion in California, according to Guttmacher data, an average of 500 each day.