January 15, 2006


91,700 abortions in city (PAUL H.B. SHIN, 1/15/06, NY DAILY NEWS)

For every 100 babies born in New York City, women had 74 abortions in 2004, according to newly released figures that reaffirm the city as the abortion capital of the country.

And abortions for out-of-town women performed in the city increased from 57 to 70 out of every 1,000 between 1996 and 2004, a subtle yet noticeable trend that experts say may reflect growing hurdles against the procedure in more conservative parts of the country.

The new Vital Statistics report released by the city Department of Health this month shows there were 124,100 live births, 11,700 spontaneous abortions and 91,700 induced abortions in the city in 2004.

That means 40 out of 100 pregnancies in the city ended in a planned abortion - almost double the national average of 24 of 100 pregnancies in 2002, estimated by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a Manhattan-based nonprofit group that researches reproductive health issues.

New York, not Chicago, is "slaughterhouse to the nation."

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 15, 2006 10:57 AM

Is anyone still denying that abortion is being used as a casual, convenient and 100% effective method of birth control?

Posted by: erp at January 15, 2006 11:09 AM

Kate Michaelman and the other harridans of NARAL, NOW, Planned Parenthood (your friendly local eugenics union headquarters), ACLU. They are so busy screaming "I can't hear you" that they are missing the boat and denying that abortion = birth control in their circles. It is almost like Pavlov and his dog with that bunch. You mention that you support Bush and automatically you get the bit about back alleys and coat hangars and poor raped women everywhere and it is all Bush's fault. He must be one heck of a man to be responsible for all these women getting an abortion!! Maybe we better rename Bush as the father of our country (almost, until the abortionist gets there).

Posted by: dick at January 15, 2006 12:26 PM

I've wondered how many abortions actually take place and how many are insurance scams. If you add the supposed abortion rate to the birth rate of New York City, you get an absurdly-high number.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at January 15, 2006 11:00 PM