The Chiaroscuro Foundation has done something interesting. It asked the New York City Department of Health to provide the zip codes of mothers getting abortions in New York City, this in follow up to its shocking December 2010 report revealing that 41% of all NYC pregnancies ended in abortion in 2009. Worse, the statistic was 60% for black mothers.

Chiaroscuro found:

The zip code with the highest ratio, 10018, is in the Chelsea-Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan, with a ratio of 67%, followed by rates of 60% in two Jamaica, Queens zip codes and in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, 10012, and Central Harlem-Morningside Heights neighborhoods. The five zip codes with the lowest abortion ratios are on the Upper East Side, in Lower Manhattan, on the Upper West Side, and in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The lowest ratio, 6.12%, is in 10162. The 15 highest and lowest zip codes, with selected demographic information, are available here.

Also at the Chiaroscuro Foundation’s request, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene revealed that in 2009 48,627 of the 87,273 abortions in New York City, or 56%, were repeat abortions. 33,401, 38%, were paid for by Medicaid.

Whose fault are repeat abortions? The other side blames abstinence ed for 1st timers. If so, then their own abortion and contraception industries are to blame for reruns, correct?

In a poll conducted earlier this year, 64% of likely voters in NYC thought the Big Apple’s abortion rate was too high. Wonder what they’ll think about the news that they’re paying for over 1/3 of them.

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