Abortions Outnumber Live Births for Blacks in NYC

31,328 abortions vs. 24,758 live births

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a report showing that, among blacks, abortions are outnumbering live births. 

The report labels abortions as "Induced Terminations" and shows that in 2012 there were 31,328 abortions among the "non-Hispanic black" ethnicity group. For that same group, live births totaled 24,758. 

The second highest number of abortions were for Hispanic at 22,917. Hispanic live births reached 36,642.

Both groups far outnumbered abortions for whites and Asian/Pacific Islanders who aborted 9,704 and 4,493 children respectively.

Most abortions occurred in the 20-29 age bracket for all ethnicities. The city of Brooklyn is ranked at the top for most abortions, 21,686, followed by the Bronx at 17,468.

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