Week in Review
The Democrat’s most sacred issue is abortion. Any attempts to restrict abortion and the left immediately starts bleating that the Republicans have a war on women. As if the only thing women care about is having an abortion. But could there be another reason behind their defense of abortion rights? Perhaps.
New York City (NYC) requires that all abortions are reported. They just released a report summarizing abortions in 2012 (see SUMMARY OF VITAL STATISTICS 2012 THE CITY OF NEW YORK PREGNANCY OUTCOMES released in February 2014).
All pregnancy outcomes, whether a live birth or a spontaneous or induced termination of pregnancy, are required by law to be reported to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This report compiles the information reported about these events to monitor the health of women and their infants in New York City. For additional tables, technical notes and samples of NYC certificates of birth, please see the Bureau of Vital Statistics website at www.nyc.gov/vitalstats.
In Table 1. Pregnancy Outcomes, Pregnancy Outcome Rates*, and Pregnancy Rates* by Mother’s Age Group, Racial/Ethnic Group, and Borough of Residence, New York City, 2012 we see the information summarized here.
According to the U.S. census the demographic breakouts are approximately non-Hispanic white (63%), Hispanic (16.9%), non-Hispanic black (13.1%) and Asian and Pacific Islander (5.3%). Which agrees with the order of the percentage of live births in the table above. But things are different on the abortion side. Where non-Hispanic blacks top the list of abortions. With Hispanics a close second. While non-Hispanic whites only come in third. Despite their making up the largest percentage of the population.
If you look at the ratio of live births to abortions we see some startling statistics. For every Asian and Pacific Islander abortion there were 4.71 live births. For every non-Hispanic white abortion there were 4.03 live births. But for every Hispanic abortion there were only 1.60 live births. While for every non-Hispanic black abortion there were only 0.79 live births. Or for every 10 abortions there were approximately 8 live births. Meaning that more non-Hispanic black women are having abortions than having a live birth.
So what does this tell us about abortions? That non-Hispanic blacks are more likely to have an abortion than any other group in NYC. With Hispanics a close second. Interesting. For Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks typically vote Democrat. As the Democrats constantly tell them that Republicans hate them. Even though Republicans oppose abortion. So if Republicans had their way there would be more black and Hispanics babies being born. Which would suggest that it’s not the Republicans that don’t like blacks and Hispanics. But the Democrats. Because keeping abortion legal is making NYC whiter.
For the sake of argument let’s change the title from ‘Abortions” to ‘Infant Mortality’ in the table above. What do you think people would be saying then? Probably not what they’re saying now about these abortion numbers. Which is nothing.