Tuesday, December 13, 2005

New York is Abortion Capital of the US

A piece in the New Yorker Magazine, and mentioned yesterday on Brit Hume, states that New York is the "Abortion Capital of America":

"In 2000, the last year for which good data are available, 39 out of every 1,000 women in the state ended a pregnancy, for a total of 164,000 abortions that year. In America, one of every ten abortions occurs in New York, and in New York, seven of every ten abortions are performed in New York City. In absolute terms, there are more abortions performed on minors, more repeat abortions, and more late abortions (over 21 weeks) in New York City than anywhere else in the country. In parts of the city, the ratio of abortions to births is one to one.

"Medicaid pays for abortions for low-income women. Teenagers don’t need a parent’s permission to have an abortion. There are no 24-hour waiting periods. Thirty-four major clinics in New York City each perform more than 400 abortions per year."

While I do not wish to bring up a full-blown abortion debate, this news is undeniably horrible. 164,000 in one year in one state. It is amazing. That's almost the equivalent of killing everyone in the Sullivan, Genesee and Allegany Counties.

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