“Is abortion a crime against the unborn or an important medical procedure that helps women control their own bodies and destinies?” begins the text of a CBS News slide show chronicling the 25 U.S. states with the highest abortion rate. The ranking is by percentage, not total abortions.
You’ve probably read the recent media stories about New York City and its “shocking” abortion rate of 40 percent (60 percent for African Americans). The nationwide average is 20 percent. This CBS News list gives abortion numbers for 2008 and shows Delaware as having the highest percentage rate of abortion – New York State is number two.
To view the CBS News slide show and see if your state is on the infamous and shameful top 25 list, go here.
For more information on religious leaders and city officials and their efforts to reduce New York City’s abortion rate, go here.