NEW YORK (WABC) -- New and eye-opening statistics about the rate of abortions in New York City have been released by the Health Department. It raises questions about the effectiveness of current birth control education. 41% of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion. The rate for minorities is even higher.
Broken down by race for 2009:
Specifically non-Hispanic Blacks have a 59.8% abortion rate.
Hispanics have a 41.3% abortion rate.
Asians have a 22.7% abortion rate.
And non-Hispanic Whites have a 20.4% abortion rate.
While the % is an improvement since 1998, 12 years ago, the number was actually 46%.
In your opinion
41% a good number compared to 1998?
41% still too high, even compared to 1998?
Answer by brandyj at 3:10 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by Dr.Donna at 2:27 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 2:43 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by AmaliaD at 3:45 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 2:22 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
at least 97% of abortions are because the woman wanted sex but not a child
and the MEN?"
Well, men aren't the ones getting abortions and they actually don't have any legal say in the matter.
Nope they are just the ones knocking up all these women...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:43 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by LeanneC at 4:14 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by myame at 4:19 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by tnmomofive at 4:24 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:24 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Next question overall
What do you think of this quote by Thomas Jefferson?