One of every three babies is aborted in New York City – a third of all the new lives conceived in the Five Boroughs. Seems newsworthy, but don’t expect to hear that number from the networks.
The day after Thanksgiving, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its most recent Abortion Surveillance report, revealing U.S. abortion data for the year of 2014. For the pro-life movement, 2014 symbolizes the year after the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the year before the Center for Medical Progress released its Planned Parenthood tapes.
According to the CDC, a “total of 652,639 abortions were reported” for 2014 by 47 states, New York City and the District of Columbia. That number happily represented a 2% decrease in abortion from last year’s 2013 report. Like last year, three states – California, Maryland and New Hampshire – refused to participate.
But there wasn’t just a decrease in abortion, which the CDC links to contraception use. There was also an increase in birth. The CDC reported 3,988,076 U.S. births for 2014, “up 1% from 2013.”
But other news was more somber.
As in 2013, the highest abortion rate, in comparison to the birth rate, came from the most populated U.S. city. In 2014, New York City boasted the highest abortion rate – 34.8 abortions for every 1,000 women of reproductive age (15-44) – and the highest abortion ratio – 575 abortions for every 1,000 live births.
With a total of 67,620 abortions, that means the city had approximately 117,600 births, according to CDC numbers. New York State’s Department of Health reported 117,099 births. That translates into a total of 184,719 babies (born and aborted) for the city in 2014.
That means more than one in three babies are aborted in New York City, and its abortion rate is more than 1/2 of its birth rate.