Regardless of your stance on abortion, if true, this is a very troubling number.
Drudge has this
headlined, and Twitter is buzzing over the appalling statistic reported by ABC and CBS
stations in New York City over the abortion rate in 2009, as determined by the
Big Apple’s Health
Department. For the year, New York City reported 214,454 pregnancy
outcomes, of which 126.774 were live births and just 407 were spontaneous
terminations — miscarriages. However, 87,273 pregnancy outcomes were abortions
(induced terminations), which constituted 41% of all pregnancy outcomes:
New and eye-opening statistics about the rate of abortions in New York City
have been released by the Health Department.
It raises questions about the effectiveness of current birth control
41% of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.