March 1, 2011
In New York City in 2007, 87,527 abortions were performed, with 43,568–or 49.8 percent–of the aborted babies being black, according to the CDC. The number of white babies aborted in 2007 in New York City was 37,870–or 43.3 percent. 6,089, or 7 percent, were babies of other races, according to the report.
According to the Census Bureau, there are 8,302,659 people in New York City, of whom 2,085,514–or 25 percent–are black. Thus, black babies in New York City were aborted at a rate that is twice the black share of the municipal population.
A report released in December by the New York Department of Health indicated that that black babies represented an even higher percentage among those aborted in New York City in 2009. That report said about 41 percent of pregnancies in the city ended in abortion in 2009 and 59.8 percent of those abortions were of black babies.