Skip to comments.91,700 abortions in (NYC)city [40 out of 100 pregnancies ended in a planned abortion]
Posted on 01/15/2006 5:01:56 AM PST by johnny7
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.
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It may be discouraging, but it's not surprising. I remember the pre-Roe days, and this is history repeating itself.
Over 40 Million Abortions
in U.S. since 1973
There have been more than 40 million abortions in the twenty six years since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized unrestricted abortion on January 22, 1973.
Except when noted, the following statistics are based on research published by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, special research affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America--the nation's largest provider and promoter of abortion. Estimates for 1997 and 1998 are based on trends from previous years.
In the past, AGI has estimated a possible 3-6% rate of underreporting. The following uses the lower figure.
How smart is that...aborting your state into oblivion. They'll not only have God's sure punishment, but they will have less and less representation in Congress. Liberals would be extinct if conservative parents boycotted the Left's brain-washing factories, called "universities."
It would seem that the Left, as a whole, is even more suicidal than we thought.
How many electoral votes will NY have in 20 years?
Did you read the whole article? The point is that women are beginning to travel in order to obtain abortions that are more difficult to get at home. They go back to their red states once they have traveled to New York.
Maybe there is a reason why we have an illegal invasion, who will pay for social security?
Good grief that is astounding and also scary that many women have become something that even the animal world would not become.
It is called the Roe Effect,conservative parents are very likely to have conservative kids and not abortions. Lib are likely to raise their kids lib and are more likely to have abortions. To be blunt we are out breeding them.
It's disgusting the way those people use abortion as if it is birth control.
Hello, ever hear of a condom?
This is just repulsive to me on the most basic human level. Those people have no inner spark, no soul.
Real, real sad news. Wonder if Senator Kennedy is happy with this. MLK day and all races, genders wanted RIGHTS..but still none for the unborn. TR
It says that less than 2% are out of towners. Your confusion is generated by speculation by the NARAL witches that out-of-towners "might" increase in the future, which of course is reported as fact by the article.
And it also said that that 2% figure is a 20% increase over the previous year.
They're using abortion as birth control. Too lazy to take pills or keep their pants on. And God forbid the man wear a condom.
you are right. btw, just try to touch a cats kittens and watch how the mother fights like a banshee to protect her kids. in a factory i once owned, a stray cat made her home in a storage area, some fifteen feet up in the air on a bunch of pallets. she had kittens. we only knew this because of the yelps. when i climbed up there to get a look, she attacked me like i was the devil. she was a good mother, unlike so many humans. sad indeed. btw, we all fed her and i eventually paid over one thousand in vet bills for her and the little kittens.
I don't agree with first time abortions, but I can kind of understand someone being young and thinking that would solve their problem. You would think after someone has one they would never want another one. So many of those women are repeats. It is disgusting. Who would want to keep going through that? Natural miscarriages are hurtful enough--what kind of person wants to keep doing it deliberately over and over again?!?
Actually the article states only 2% are from out of town. The argument that the increase in number of abortions is because of out-of-towners is misleading.
That part is pretty hard to understand. Moral considerations aside, the sheer expense of abortion vs. contraception would seem to be a deterrent.
yours is a perfect post. if you look at the immigration stats for those years, america has replaced its own children with immigrants bascially on a one for one basis, this would include illegals. somehow, this math is what the govt or left wont tell you about. some fifty million american babies murdered and replaced by some fifty million foreigners, most of whom have questionable loyalty imo, what a deal huh?
See post #14.
Sickening and outrageous.
Mississippi and North Dakota are just two of the states that would be very disappointed to hear that.
I'll hope that the Left is damned proud of that.
May the purveyors of such destruction suffer vicious Earthly agony during a long life and perpetual flames and torture in Hellish eternity.
So then it only depends on what you mean as "hard" i suppose.
2% of 91700... is 1834 abortions from out of state.
Of that 1834 indicates a 20% increase over previous out of state levels.
89866 abortions by people who live in NY then. The 2% is more like an over emphasized anomoly than the reason the abortion number is soooo very high in NY.
My sister's friend traveled to get an abortion her first year in college. We are from a small own and she traveled to the city for anonymity. I am sure that is the main reason people travel to NY. It is easy to tell mom and dad you are going to the city to see a show and instead get an abortion. IMO.
Can you do math? The number of out of state abortions increased from .5% to .7% of abortions (or from .2 to .33 of total pregnancies). This is hardly the driving number in the 40% figure.
The media is just trying to put a spin on it, attributing the increase to out-of-town women, and you fell for it, hook line and sinker.
The purpose of abortion is simple --- to kill the child. Sometimes, however, things go "wrong" and the child actually survives.
LifeNews.com Note: The following is based on an interview 28 year-old Gianna Jessen gave to the Independent, a newspaper in the UK.
My biological mother was seven-and-a-half months pregnant when she decided to abort me. I don't know why she made that decision. It was 1977. She and my biological father were 17 at the time and weren't married.
She went to a clinic in Los Angeles and had a saline abortion. A salt solution is injected into the mother's womb, which the baby gulps. The solution also burns the baby inside and out. The idea was that within 24 hours she would deliver a dead baby. But, by the grace of God, I survived.
The abortionist wasn't on duty when I came into the world. Had he been there, he would have ended my life with strangulation, suffocation or leaving me there to die, which was considered perfectly legal up until 5 August 2002 in the United States. Now, a child who has survived an abortion must receive proper medical care. The abortionist had to sign my birth certificate. He had to acknowledge a life that just hours before he was trying to end.
The only person even remotely concerned about my well-being was the nurse. She called an ambulance and had me transferred to a hospital. I was placed in an incubator weighing two pounds. They didn't expect me to live.
After several months they decided that I had a tremendous will to live. I was placed in the foster care system and at 17 months was diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to lack of oxygen while I was being burnt alive for 18 hours in my mother's womb. I was 32lbs, couldn't move and they said that I would just be a vegetable for the rest of my life.
My foster mother, Penny, decided that despite what the doctors were saying, she would work with me. She did my physical therapy three times a day and I began to hold up my head, sit up and crawl. Eventually, at the age of three-and-a-half, I was able to walk with a walker and leg braces. That was the age at which Penny's daughter, Diana, who was then in her thirties, adopted me.
I'm 28 now and work as a musician in Nashville, Tennessee. I still walk with a limp and fall occasionally. But I've just completed my first marathon and will be running the London Marathon next April to raise funds for children with cerebral palsy. I'll be running on behalf of Stars Organization Supporting Cerebral Palsy.
Diana told me about my past. I had always had this sense that there was more to my life story. I was always asking her why I had cerebral palsy. You would have thought that I would be fine with her answers because I was a premature baby or that I had experienced a traumatic birth.
But when I asked her again when I was 12 she asked me whether I really wanted to know and I said yes. When she explained it to me, my reply was typical of a 12-year-old. I just said, at least I have cerebral palsy for an interesting reason. My mother said a good thing: that instead of focusing on the fact that you almost died, rejoice in the fact that you are alive. And I do.
When I was 17, Diana met my biological mother and communicated very clearly to her my forgiveness. I'm a Christian. I believe that bitterness eats up your life. I want to be the opposite of bitter. I never wanted to meet her. Penny has loved me so well I don't feel the need. I don't know much about the meeting, only that she didn't ask for forgiveness from me and that she had another abortion later.
I started speaking out about abortion when I was 14, and on Tuesday I will be speaking to a parliamentary meeting at the House of Commons about it. I believe that it's important when something like this has happened to you to present the truth about not just abortion, but also about what a tremendous life you can possess through overcoming weakness.
I don't believe that killing is a right. I am completely against abortion in any circumstance, including rape.
Even though rape is a horrific crime I do not believe that a child should have to pay for the crime. I don't believe that abortion in that case will solve a problem. In fact I have met people who are the product of rape and they say they are very glad to be alive. If abortion is merely about women's rights then what were mine? There wasn't a radical feminist yelling about how my rights were being violated on that day.
Every day I thank God for life. I do not consider myself a by-product of conception, a clump of tissue, or any other of the titles given to a child in the womb. I do not consider any person conceived to be any of those things. I have met other survivors of abortion. They are all thankful for life.
Today, a baby is a baby when convenient. It is tissue or otherwise when the time is not right. A baby is a baby when miscarriage takes place at two, three, four months. A baby is called a tissue or clumps of cells when an abortion takes place at two, three, four months. Why is that? I see no difference.
I believe that I am living proof that abortion is the killing of a human being. My biological mother felt that she was entitled to a choice 28 years ago that she thought would only affect her. And yet I bear the mark of her choice every day of my life with my cerebral palsy. Although I don't hold it against her, I think it's important for people to think about that before they make their decision.
I noticed the wording, they are from out of town not state and the writer is speculating what MIGHT happen if Alito is confirmed. Nice.
There is just one in each state. All I said was that the article reports that out of area abortions increased by 20% in the past year. It *may* be an indicator, weasel word or not. It is definitely the way things were pre-1973.
agreed and you put it quite clearly. it is a system of govt with no spirit. as we know, a body with no spirit dies quickly. very sad indeed.
As I said, I am willing to believe it, because of my memory of how things were in the "old days". WV Mountain Mama shares the same memories.
Oh, nevermind. Reading the rest of your posts, it is quite clear that you want to be fooled. No use arguing with somebody who wants to be wrong.
Someone woke up cranky this morning! :) Hope the day goes better for you.
Actually, I am having a great day. I intend to keep it that way.
Certainly no 'divine spark'!
True, in retrospect, the killing of a baby should be a lot harder. I was just saying that it depends on what you believe is hard. At least it isn't as easy in MI and ND as it is in NY
No, I don't. I do not believe that the women are coming from out of state to get an abortion. I do believe the come from out of town because it will remain more anonymous. That isn't because it is harder to get one in smaller towns, it is because someone may find out about it easier in a small town. That is much different reason than not being able to get one because of the laws making it difficult. And very different from trying to scare unimformed readers of what may happen if Alito is confirmed.
In 1973, I was 3, and by reading your posts we don't really have anything in common.
1. The cat's protection of her kittens that were already born is different than the abortion of a fetus.
2. Humans have been endowed with free will to make choices.Conversely, animals have been preprogrammed to do certain things to sustain their species.
Weren't liberals supposed to make abortions legal and rare?
Of course, pro-abortion candidates claim that abortions when up under President Bush.
For the middle and upper-middle class it doesn't matter - most major medical insurers will pay for it.
I was quite disgusted, but not at all surprised, to learn that my own insurance would pay 100% for an elective abortion - yet a common hormonal contraceptive costs me $20/month copay plus about $250/year in premiums towards prescription drug coverage (to be fair, the premiums cover both me and my husband).
Of course this doesn't work for high schoolers or college students still on their parents' insurance, because then Mom and Dad would see the insurance statements. Abortion is covered by insurers for those women who should know better - women who are educated, who work, and who ought to know that if they're having sex at a time in life where children are not wanted, they need to use contraception.