New York Abortion Rate Highest in the US

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The abortion rate in New York city is more than double the national average, according to a recent report released by the local heath department.

Statistics show that 40 percent of all pregnancies in the city end in abortion, the highest rate in the United States.

More than 83,000 abortions were performed in New York City in 2010, down only 1 percent from 2009.

The abortion rate is highest in the African-American community, where 60 percent of pregnancies end in abortion.

According to the department, pregnant teenagers in New York City terminated their pregnancies 63 percent of the time.

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