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The National Abortion Federation has been compiling statistics on incidents of violence and disruption against abortion providers since 1977. Our comprehensive database is an invaluable resource that enables us to detect changes in the patterns and trends in anti-abortion activities.

The statistics in this table are compiled by NAF from reports from our member clinics, the news media, and other pro-choice organizations. The actual number of incidents is likely much higher in most categories.

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If you would like to print a summary of our violence statistics, please download the latest updated PDF version (16K).

Incidents of Extreme Violence

Annual listings of incidents of extreme violence reported to or obtained by NAF.

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anti-choice extremists. Abortion providers still face threats and violence from extremists every day.

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