Three times more late abortions than homicides in New York City, stats show

The number of unborn babies who died from late-term abortions in New York City in a single year was greater than the number of people killed by homicide, figures have revealed.

The data was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and published by the New York Police Department. In 2015 the number of abortions in New York City at or after 21 weeks was 1,485 while the number of homicides was 352. However abortions at 21 or more weeks only account for 2.3 per cent of the 63,610 abortions carried out in the city in 2015.

The number of abortions in the state could increase even further after New York passed legislation liberalising abortion law even further. The new law declares that all women who become pregnant have the “fundamental right” to have an abortion. After 24 weeks, abortion is now permitted if the mother’s “health” is endangered, effectively legalising abortion up to birth for any reason.

Lila Rose, founder of pro-life group Live Action, said that “children up until the ninth month of pregnancy can be given lethal injections and poisoned to death. This is no different than infanticide”.