Monday, January 9, 2012

Is New York City embracing a culture of death?

The New York City Department of Health has released numbers showing that 40% of all births end in abortion. That sounds like a culture which is rejecting life and embracing radical individualism and even death, even if it's not consciously understood.

It's pointed out that in the Bronx, it's upwards of 50%. In the African America community, 60% of pregnancies end in abortion. And for teenagers, it's 63%. And nationally, 23% of births end in abortion, nearly a quarter of all pregnancies.

With the highest abortion rate in the nation, nearly double the 23% national average, New York continues to be a place that babies in the womb cannot love.

New York City Department of Health released data that shows that 83,750 abortions were performed in New York City in 2010, which translated to 40% of all pregnancies, down from 41% in 2009.

The Bronx saw a staggering 48% of pregnancies end in abortion. The city lost 38,574 African-Americans babies to abortion, a dumbfounding 60% of the city’s African-American pregnancies.

The abortion rate among NY teens as a whole was 63%, 12,139 abortions to 7,207 live births. That means that for every 1,000 babies born among New York City teens, 1,684 were aborted.
A ray of light is many New Yorkers realize they have a problem and are open to addressing it.
According to a citywide poll conducted last year by McLaughlin & Associates and released by The Chiaroscuro Foundation, two-thirds of New Yorkers (64%) think that too many babies are aborted in New York City every year. More than half of city residents (51%) would support a 24-hour waiting period before the abortion procedure. About 63% of city residents would support a parental consent initiative for girls under 18 years of age to abort her baby.
Societies can't survive if they embrace the abortion mindset for very long.

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