Posted by: L. E. Barnes | July 3, 2010

America’s Abortion Capital

A column appearing in the New York Post shares some sobering facts about the abortion rate in the Empire State:

Forty years ago today, New York became the first state in the US where abortion was broadly legal. Since then, New York City has become the nation’s undisputed abortion capital, with an overwhelmingly pro-choice political establishment — and an abortion rate that’s three times the national average.

And a stifling taboo on the subject that chokes off any mature discussion about what such a rate means for the public welfare.

According to the city Health Department, 2008 saw 89,469 abortions performed in New York City — seven for every 10 live births. Among black women, abortions out number live births by three to two.

If that isn’t appalling enough, get a load of the reprehensible attitudes of some of New York’s city council members:

“I don’t think those numbers are meaningful,” said Upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin. “I don’t tell people whether they should have two kids, four kids or 10 kids.” One council aide even fretted that a lower abortion rate would bankrupt the city.

Speaker Christine Quinn refused to answer at all, offering only the canned response that “we can reduce the number of unintended pregnancies . . . by expanding access to contraceptives and increasing sex education.”

Read the full article here.

Can someone please explain to me how New York  and the rest of the northeastern US became so eaten up with the cancer of that kind of leftist thinking? God have mercy on our country.



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  2. I ‘d say more urbanization equals more anonymity and less connection to family, both of which which would allow for more casual sex and less reason to persevere with an ‘unwanted’ pregnancy.

    • kkollwitz,
      I wouldn’t be surprised if that were a big contributing factor. Probably other issues are involved, but I think you make a good point.

  3. Abortions for Black women outnumbering births 3 to 2? Well, it would seem that Margaret Sanger is posthumously getting her eugenicist wish.

    • Magister,
      Alas, it appears that’s the case. Why are those people so hellbent on destroying themselves?

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