New data released by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that more than 50% of black women in NYC ab0rted their pregnancies in 2012. There were also statistics that were put out by the Bureau of Vital Statistics that showed that black women not only had the highest ab0rtion rate of any other race but they also had more pregnancies. They had more miscarriages as well. The report the data was published in is called the Summary of Vital Statistics 2012, The City of New York.
The statistics also showed that out of every 1,000 black women, 115.7 were pregnant, and out of those pregnancies 31,328 were ab0rted in the year 2012. Also from that number was a reported 3,446 miscarriages. There were only 24,758 babies that were actually carried to full term and birthed.
During the births, black women had the highest number of premature births. They had the highest number of low birth weights, the most C-sections, and were also the most overweight of any other race’s mothers. Many did not take care of their pregnancies as early as they should have and were more likely to either not get prenatal care at all or start it as late as the third trimester.
Hispanic women came in second for the highest number of ab0rt!ons but they also had 10,000 more live births than black woman and had fewer pregnancies. There were 22,917 Hispanic babies that were reported as being ab0rted and 36,642 were born alive.
White women only had 76.2 pregnancies per 1,000 women but they also had the lowest number of ab0rt!ons with 9,704 pregnancies terminated. They had the highest number of live births as well with 39,112 babies born.