The New York City Department of Health has released a report that revealed that 39% of all pregnancies in NYC were aborted in 2009. In NYC in 2009, there were 225,667 pregnancies; 126,774 of these pregnancies ended in live births, while 87,273 were aborted. (The remaining 11,620 ended in miscarriage.) These numbers show that there are 7 abortions for every 10 live births.
The attitudes to these appallingly high abortion numbers is almost as frightening as the numbers themselves. According to New York Post columnist Josh Wilson, only 5 of the 51 City Council members were willing to call the abortion rate “too high.” He reported: “I don't think those numbers are meaningful,” said Upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin. “I don't tell people whether they should have two kids, four kids or 10 kids.” One council aide even fretted that a lower abortion rate would bankrupt the city.
The report also revealed that the figures were drastically higher for African American women, who obtained 40,798 abortions in 2009. Within the African American community, abortions outnumber live births by three to two. Nationally, while only comprising 13% of the female population, African American abortions account for a disproportionate 38% of all abortions. Since abortion was legalized, the African American community has been absolutely devastated. Abortion has reduced the African American population by 39.6%–three times more than the representative percentage in the total population for the United States.
Planned Parenthood has focused on the inner city neighborhoods for many years. Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who believed in the superiority of the white race. In 1939, she proposed the “Negro Project”, for which she wrote:
The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the Minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Sanger established birth control clinics in poor New York City neighborhoods to prey upon “Blacks, Hispanics, Slavs, Amerinds [American Indians], Fundamentalists, Jews, and Catholics.” Currently, 62.5% of abortion clinics are located in the inner city and in neighborhoods where the poor and ethnic minorities live.