Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quietly released its latest Abortion Surveillance report for 2013. That is a year remembered by the pro-life movement for the trial and conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. But even that can’t push the liberal media to report the CDC’s grave numbers.
According to the CDC, a “total of 664,435 abortions were reported” for 2013 by 49 of the 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia and New York City). That number happily represented a 5% decrease in abortion from last year’s 2012 report.
The highest abortion rate, in comparison to the birth rate, came from New York City. In 2013, New York City reported 69,840 abortions and 116,777 registered births. In other words, the city’s abortion rate made up 60% of its birth rate.*