Tuesday, December 06, 2005

NYC with a dubious title....

...that of the "abortion capital" of the United States. From The Corner: (http://corner.nationalreview.com...one of these days I'll get the link function on this site up and running....)

New York Magazine this week:
In 1970, New York passed the most permissive abortion law in America, one that defined the state as the country’s abortion refuge. Overnight, a new industry materialized in New York City, promoting itself to women across the country. The pitches were often blunt. A newspaper ad from the time inquired, “Want to be un-pregnant?”

Thirty-five years later, New York has the highest abortion rate in America. In 2000, the last year for which good data are available, 39 out of every 1,000 women in the state ended a pregnancy, for a total of 164,000 abortions that year. In America, one of every ten abortions occurs in New York, and in New York, seven of every ten abortions are performed in New York City. In absolute terms, there are more abortions performed on minors, more repeat abortions, and more late abortions (over 21 weeks) in New York City than anywhere else in the country. In parts of the city, the ratio of abortions to births is one to one. (emphasis mine)

Sigh. You know, a real Republican mayor would attempt to clean this up....but then he'd never get elected. We're in a catch-22, aren't we, with NYC elected officials....

Shouldn't the archbishop of NYC have some sort of comment about this?

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