World Ranking: #5

Kazakhstan suffers the fifth highest abortion rate in the world.

(Among countries with 10 million+ people.)

The Scale of the Crisis

Abortion Average

In Kazakhstan,


of all known pregnancies ended in abortion.

(Excluding fetal deaths and miscarriage.)

This means that approximately 2 out of every 10 babies conceived are aborted.

Abortion Ratio

For every 1000 babies born in Kazakhstan, another


were aborted.

This means that for every 10 babies born, approximately 2 more are aborted.

Highest Global Abortion Rates*

The abortion rate is the number of women out of every 1000, age 15-39, that had an abortion in a single year.

Abortion Data Source

Worldwide, official abortion statistics are under-reported and incomplete. In some cases, like Guatemala, no data is available. In India, (by most estimates, second only to China in abortion numbers) official data is too incomplete to use.

Our data source is the Abortion Worldwide Report (AWR) [Informe Mundial del Aborto (IMA)] (Jacobson and Johnston, 2018). They provide reported and estimated abortions by year for 110 countries and other areas through 2015. You can find updates to this data here.

The Work

PassionLife teams travel to Kazakhstan once a year. Simplified, reproducible resources on biblical bioethics, prolife apologetics and crisis pregnancy intervention are translated and freely available in Russian and Kazakh.

The Impact

In 2019, 25 Kazakh leaders organized their first “Children’s Day Campaign” and set a goal that by June 1, “Children’s Day,” they would teach 176 pastors in their towns and altogether, call 81,266 people to rescue the innocent by helping mothers in crisis.

The Challenge

The small percentage of Christians in this mostly Muslim country, and factions of mistrust between networks, dampen the kindled fires of a prolife movement.

Pray for unity and cooperation among these Christian brothers and sisters!

Where abortion is most concentrated, you are most needed…

Three ways YOU can advance the work:


Do you have connections in Kazakhstan? You can send them Gospel of Life Kazakh or Russian resources and introduce us to them or encourage them to reach out to Mark Nicholson at mnicholson@passionlife.org.

Who knows? You may open a door for advancing a new work in one of the neediest places on earth!


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