NY Abortion Rate is Dropping

This is great news. Last week, the New York Vital Statistics for 2015 revealed that abortions are continuing to drop in New York.

The data was crunched by CompassCare Pregnancy Services in Rochester, who looked at the New York City data as well, which is published separately. When combined, the numbers show that abortions statewide plunged 25%.

NYC has consistently had record high abortion rates, especially for minorities. In 2012, over 76% of all abortions in NYC were babies who were black or Hispanic.

New York State has some of the most liberal abortion laws in the country and earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed expanding abortion and contraception access even more. That the abortion rate continues to drop in such a state as New York gives hope that abortion rates are falling elsewhere in the nation.

“When facing an unplanned pregnancy women simply are opting out of abortion because they feel empowered to have the baby,” said Jim Harden, President of CompassCare Pregnancy Services.

“Pregnancy care organizations like CompassCare give women back their true autonomy with ethical medical care and comprehensive community support. This kind of investment insulates women from the coercive pressures that would otherwise drive them to make a decision under better circumstances they would never even consider. These numbers say that the community cares and is rallying to support women.”