Number of Babies Aborted in New York City in One Year Would Fill Super Bowl Stadium

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 22, 2014   |   4:30PM   |   New York, NY

Though hundreds of thousands of people March for Life today in the nation’s capital, many Americans are more interested in the Super Bowl than the latest debate on abortion.

Here’s something CNS News reported today that they should consider: the number of babies killed in abortions in New York City in one year would fill the seats at the stadium where the Super Bowl will be played:

metlifestadiumAbortionists terminated the lives 83,750 babies in New York City in 2010, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest “Abortion Surveillance” report, which was published on Nov. 29, 2013.

That is more than enough people to sell out MetLife Stadium, the site of this year’s Super Bowl, which is located in East Rutherford, N.J., and is home to both the New York Jets and the New York Giants.

According to its official website, MetLife has a capacity of 82,500.

The 83,750 babies aborted in New York City in 2010, according to the CDC annual “Abortion Surveillance,” would also fill Madison Square Garden more than four times over. Madison Square Garden, according to its official website, has a capacity of 19,763 for a basketball game.

LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger recently put the number of abortions in New York into perspective:

New York has the second highest abortion rate in America and the second highest total number of abortions, exceeding 100,000 annually. There is obviously no lack of access. Yet, liberal legislators in the state want to decriminalize all abortions allowing the violent procedure through the entire 9 months of pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood continually touts that they gave Martin Luther King their first Margaret Sanger Award in 1966. What they fail to tell the public is that abortion wasn’t legal in ’66. Dr. King wrongly believed birth control would reduce poverty. He also wrongly believed Planned Parenthood was interested in elevating poorer blacks. Their abortion numbers tell a completely different story.

According to the NY State Department of Health, for every 1,000 black babies born alive, 1,223 are aborted. No other racial/ethnic demographic aborts more of their children than are born alive. Yet groups like the NAACP have endorsed this radical bill that will clearly disproportionately impact the black community.