World Ranking: #13

Vietnam suffers the thirteenth highest abortion rate in the world.

(Among countries with 10 million+ people.)

The Scale of the Crisis

Abortion Average

In Vietnam,


of all known pregnancies ended in abortion.

(Excluding fetal deaths and miscarriage.)

This means that approximately 1 out of every 10 babies conceived are aborted.

Abortion Ratio

For every 1000 babies born in Vietnam, 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 Vietnam yearly. To date, over 26,000 Christians have been prepared to teach the Gospel of Life to their people and lead them to answer God’s call to rescue the innocent.

Simplified, reproducible resources on biblical bioethics, prolife apologetics and crisis pregnancy intervention are translated and circulating freely in Vietnamese.

The Impact

Our observation of the Vietnamese Church is that it is courageous and mature. Soon after PassionLife first introduced the 4 Questions training, an indigenous group of Christian pastors, lay people and medical professionals banded together to serve women in crisis. Now this group has made a goal of training every single Christian church in Vietnam in biblical bioethics and crisis intervention over the next several years.

The Challenge

Leaders in Vietnam generally agree that the under-reporting of abortion is particularly pronounced in that country and insist that Vietnam may actually have the highest abortion rate in Asia. 

Vietnam’s Christian community seems especially receptive to our 4 Questions training on the Gospel of Life. They have initiated their own strategic plan to train pastors and churches to cherish human life, reject abortion and rescue the innocent.

Pray that the spreading prolife convictions of Christians in Vietnam would soon be transformed into organized pregnancy help ministries run by local churches and reproducing from city to city.

Where abortion is most concentrated, you are most needed…

Three ways YOU can advance the work:


Do you have connections in Vietnam? You can send them Gospel of Life Vietnamese 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!


Your gift to PassionLife will advance the work in Vietnam, where we continue to partner with local Christians to spur them on to rescue the innocent by helping mothers in crisis.

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