Study: Black women aborted more than half pregnacies in New York


by Leonardo Blair

Newscast Media NEW YORK—Black women in New York City aborted more than half of
their pregnancies in 2012, topping the number of abortions recorded by women of
every other racial or ethnic group in the city, according to the New York City
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Statistics provided by the city’s Bureau of Vital Statistics in a report titled, Summary
of Vital Statistics 2012, The City of New York, revealed that not only were black
women leading every other racial or ethnic group of women in abortions, they also had
the highest rate of pregnancies and the most miscarriages as well.
Black women had a chart-leading 115.7 pregnancies for every 1,000 women, but a
total of 31,328 of those pregnancies were aborted in 2012 and an additional 3,446 of
those pregnancies were reported as miscarriages. Only 24,758 black babies were born