A friend of mine posted an article discussing the New York City Health Department’s recent pregnancy stats. In it were shocking numbers concerning abortion. In 2009 41 % of pregnancy in the Bronx ended in abortion. In New York City the total was 39%. The total number of abortions in 2009 was 126,744.
I’m not sure what all to say about this, but it is truly saddening. Although, the New York average is high, it is not like the national average is any better, 23% of national pregnancies end in abortion. It is clear from these stats that abortion has simply become another form of birth control. A way to keep from having to deal with the realities of a child.
It is sad to realize that life has become so cheapened. It is also telling that the natural affection that a mother should have for a child does not lead to different results. Abortion has become the new birth control.