NYC: 78% of Abortions Were Black and Hispanic Babies

Michael W. Chapman | December 1, 2014

( – In New York City, 77.56% of the abortions in 2011 were performed on Black and Hispanic babies, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The Abortion Surveillance report published by the CDC, for which the latest abortion numbers are for 2011,  show there were 76,251 abortions in New York City that year.

For that total, 9,550 abortions were of white babies, which is 12.5% of the total; 35,188 babies were black (46.1% of total); 23,959 were Hispanic (31.4%); and another 7,554  “other” abortions, 9.9%, which includes Asians and Native Americans, as well as those babies not reported by race.

Abortions of black and Hispanic babies combined totaled 59,147 – that is 77.56% of the total abortions in NYC.

Blacks, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, make up 25.5% of the population of New York City, and Hispanics comprise 28.6% of the NYC population. Despite those population percentages, blacks make up 46.1% of the abortions, and Hispanics, 31.4%.

While whites comprise 44% of the NYC population, they made up 12.5% of total abortions in that city.

That total for one city, 76,251 babies killed, surpasses the number of abortions of any state reporting, according to the CDC. No other state reporting its abortion numbers surpassed 76,251 babies killed. (However, combine the NYC abortion numbers with the New York state number and the total is 103,339, which is still higher than any other state reporting, based on the CDC data.)

The state of Texas ranked second for total abortions at 71,658.

Sonogram of a baby at 20 weeks (5 months). (AP)

The CDC states that it obtained its data from 27 reporting areas [states and District of Columbia] but this did not include numbers from 25 reporting areas: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The Abortion Surveillance report is available online and the data for abortions by race are listed in Table 12.