Shocking new government statistics show that there are more than four times as many late-term unborn victims of abortion in New York City as victims of homicide.
CNS News reported on the comparison earlier this week in response to mainstream news outlets’ claims that late-term abortions are “rare.”
The comparison is based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and the New York Police Department.
The latest CDC report on abortion provides the numbers for 2015. In New York City, there were 1,485 abortions at or after 21 weeks gestation that year. In contrast, the NYPD and the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 352 victims of “murder and non-negligent manslaughter” in New York City in 2015.
That equates to 4.1 late-term unborn victims of abortion and .96 victims of homicide per day in the city, according to the report.
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In the U.S. as a whole, there are thousands of unborn babies aborted at or after 21 weeks annually. In 2015, the total was 5,597, according to the CDC; however, the number actually is much higher. The CDC total includes only 39 states that reported gestational ages.
States that do not report gestational ages to the CDC are: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York State, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
While New York state does not, New York City does.
The city saw 63,610 abortions in 2015, according to the report.
Abortion statistics from New York City demonstrate the rampant destruction of abortion on unborn babies’ lives. Pro-lifers have pointed out for years that more unborn African American babies are aborted than are born in the city.
In the future, New York could see even more late-term abortions after the state passed a law expanding late-term abortions in January.
The so-called Reproductive Health Act goes beyond Roe v. Wade, allowing unborn babies to be aborted after viability for any loosely defined “health” reason. Abortions after 24 weeks now are allowed, and non-doctors are allowed to perform them. What’s more, if viable unborn babies survive the abortion, the state no longer requires that they be protected.
Nearly 1 million unborn babies are aborted every year in America. Since Roe v. Wade, more than 61 million abortions have been performed in the U.S.