In 2015, 34% of all viable pregnancies in New York City ended in abortion. This is nearly twice the national average. Women in New York have the legal right to choose, and that isn’t going to change any time soon. But what does an abortion ratio of 34% say about choice? It is time for a conversation about abortion in New York City.
NYC Tanning Salons (50%)
NYC Abortion Clinics (1.5%)
NYC Abortion Ratio:
It’s Time For Change.
Only 17 of New York’s regulated abortion clinics have been inspected by the Department of Health between 2000 and 2012. Five of those clinics only received one inspection in 12 years!
New York Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has introduced a bill that would require regular inspections by the DOH of the abortion clinics over which it has jurisdiction. This legislation is absolutely critical to ensure women’s health in New York.
Assemblywoman Malliotakis’ bill would create standards for reliable healthcare in New York clinics providing abortion services, ensuring that these clinics are inspected by a health commissioner or appointee every two years.
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