NYC: 80% of Abortions Were Minority Babies

By Michael W. Chapman | March 7, 2014 | 3:39pm EST

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(CNSNews.com) – In New York City, 80% of the babies killed by abortion in 2012 were minorities: Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Blacks.

According to a “Pregnancy Outcomes” report published by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, there were a total 73,815 “induced terminations,” or abortions, in 2012 in the five boroughs that comprise New York City.  (See  Pregnancy Outcomes NYC 2012.pdf)

Among those abortions, 58,738 were of babies of minority race or ethnicity.  That’s 79.57% of the total, or approximately 80% of all the abortions that year.

The abortions by race/ethnicity and number are listed below:

Hispanic   22,917

Asian & Pacific Islander   4,493

Black   31,328

Total: 58,738

The report also shows that there were 9,704 “non-Hispanic white” abortions in 2012, which equals 13.1% of the total.

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The 58,738 minority abortions and 9,704 white induced terminations equals 68,442, which is 5,373 less than the total of 73,815.  According to the report, those 5,373 abortions were of children of “other/unknown ethnicities.”  (See Pregnancy Outcomes NYC 2012.pdf)

The greatest number of abortions out of the total, for all races/ethnicities, occurred in Brooklyn – 21,686 babies killed – according to the report.

The borough of Brooklyn has the second lowest median household income ($45,215) among the five boroughs that comprise New York City, and has 22.7% of its residents living below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Bronx has the lowest median household income ($34,300) among the five boroughs, and has 29.3% of its residents living below the poverty level.  It also had the second largest number of abortions, 17,468 out of the total, in 2012.

The five boroughs that make up New York City are Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.

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