The reporting of induced terminations of pregnancy (ITOPs), more commonly referred to as abortions, is not required of all facilities and physicians in New Jersey, therefore the limited data collected are statistically unreliable.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Abortion Surveillance System is the official source for ITOP data in the United States. Definitions, FAQs, and data are available on their website.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute
is a non-profit organization focused on reproductive health issues. They collect abortion data by directly surveying all known providers of abortion services and therefore are believed to have highly accurate numbers. Their website includes fact sheets, briefs, and policy and research articles, as well as estimates of the number of ITOPs performed.