New York City’s non-Hispanic black women had more abortions than live births in 2012, Health Department figures show.
According to the statistics from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 52.6 percent of pregnancies in non-Hispanic black women were aborted in 2012.
The city’s figures log 31,328 “induced terminations” or abortions, 3,446 “spontaneous terminations,” and 24,758 live births among non-Hispanic black women that year.
With 73,815 total abortions in New York City that year, the number among non-Hispanic blacks represents 42.4 percent, CNS News reported Friday.
The citywide total of abortions was 37 percent of the 197,046 pregnancies reported in 2012, the figures show.
Among Hispanic women, there were 22,917 abortions in 2012, or 31 percent of the total citywide. Non-Hispanic white women had 9,704 abortions, and Asian and Pacific Islander women had 4,493, the data shows.
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