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Abortion Rate in NYC is 60 Percent of Birth Rate

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Updated: Dec 06, 2016

Abortion Rate in NYC is 60 Percent of Birth Rate

New York City's abortion rate is the highest abortion rate in the country, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The report shows that in 2013, New York City reported 69,840 abortions and 116,777 registered births, which means that the city’s abortion rate is 60 percent of its birth rate.

In total, the Abortion Surveillance report for 2013 reported a total of 664,435 abortions to CDC, which was down five percent from 2012.

This Abortion Surveillance Report, while analyzing 2013 data, follows a report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office, which said that in 2014, more black babies were aborted in New York City than were born in the city. 

But none of this is news to Dr. James Studnicki, chair of health services research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who says that New York City’s abortion rate has been known for some time.

“New York City also had 1752 late term abortions (21 weeks or later gestation) in 2013,” he said. “That’s more than the states of New Jersey and Georgia combined.”

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, who is pro-abortion, has said he will partner with Planned Parenthood to help expand the city’s abortion clinics and wipe out the city’s pro-life pregnancy facilities.


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Publication date: December 6, 2016

Abortion Rate in NYC is 60 Percent of Birth Rate