NYC's 40 Percent Abortion Rate Highest in the U.S.

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NYC's 40 Percent Abortion Rate Highest in the U.S.

January 19, 2012

According to a recent report released by the local health department, the abortion rate in New York City is more than double the national average, CBN News reports. Statistics show that 40 percent of all pregnancies in the city end in abortion, the highest rate in the United States. More than 83,000 abortions were performed in 2010, down 1 percent from 2009. The report showed that the abortion rate was highest in the African-American community, with 60 percent of all pregnancies ending in abortion, and that pregnant teenagers had abortions 63 percent of the time.

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