New York has become so politically correct that you can be reported for smoking in your apartment, but a million abortions in New York City over the last dozen years is no problem, if you believe Mayor Bloomerg and his lawmakers.
Bloomberg just signed into law a bill that cripples the free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy centers who help women have their babies. Said the Mayor, "I don't know whether this is unconstitutional. Take us to court. I am not for abortion. I am for women's right to choose."
If he doesn't know the difference between aborting and choosing, he should ask the million+ babies who have been aborted in New York City over the last 12 years. Nearly half of them were Black. If they were still around, they could tell you that abortion is genocidal.
The new law requires crisis pregnancy centers to post conspicuous warnings advertising that they don't do abortions. The idea is to warn off anyone who might mistakenly come to them for an abortion. Failure to advertise the warnings will bring $1000 fines and up to 6 months in jail for each violation.
However, according to New York City's own health statistics, the abortion picture in New York is so grim that they should be passing a law requiring full disclosure by the industry that has earned New York its title as "abortion capital of the world." Instead, New York is on its way to becoming a police state.
Just for starters, the data shows that abortion is taking 65% more lives every year than all other causes of death combined -- old age, disease, accidents, fires, and murders.
Not only that, but over the last 12 years 88.9% of all New York City abortions were minorities -- including 46.6% African-American, 32.2% Hispanic, and 10.2%% Asian and others. Critics point out that this is merely a reflection of Margaret Sanger's stated mission to target "less desirable" populations. Or as the Nazis called it, "life unworthy of life." The rest of the world called it genocide.
New York City's own data confirms this. Over the last 12 years, 59% of all Black pregnancies ended in abortion, compared to 42% for Hispanics, 33% for Asians, and 20.8% for Whites.
In short, Black babies in New York City were aborted at three times the rate of Whites, Hispanic babies twice as often as Whites, and Asians 1.6 times more than Whites.
Lynching is considered the most infamous form of genocide in America. Yet when compared to all reported lynchings of Blacks between 1864 and 1968, there have been 101 times more Black abortions in New York City in the last 12 years than lynchings of Blacks in the 103 years after the Civil War. In short, abortion is killing African-Americans about 1,000 times faster than lynching did.
This is compounded by a dramatic decline in live births among African-Americans, down by 45.9% since 1990. If this trend persists, births among NY African-Americans will drop in half again by 2044.
New York's greatest tragedy, the World Trade Center disaster, pales in comparison to New York's abortion industry: There have been 151 times as many Black abortions in New York City since 9/11 as there were victims at the World Trade Center on 9/11. That’s like four new WTC tragedies every year.
And the total of all abortions in New York City since 9/11 -- Black, White, Hispanic, and other -- was 367 times the number of WTC victims. That’s like having three new World Trade Center tragedies every single month since 9/11. To the politically correct in New York, that's just fine.
This analysis is based on the Summary of Vital Statistics, City of New York, 1990-2009, projected through 2011 based on the most recent trends.
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Dennis Howard writes for Movement for a Better America, Inc