This post originally published on Real Abortion News.
Forty-nine percent (49%) of all New York abortions are covered by tax-payers, according to the recently published New York vital statistics report. That means that in 2016, 40,491 abortions were paid for by you and me, costing us $23.7 million. For perspective, 40,000 abortions represent almost half the population of Albany.
Now New York is looking to expand the amount spent on abortion. According to the memo attached to the Reproductive Health Act the purpose of the legislation is, “Intended to insure continued public funding of abortion services.”
A 2009 Guttmacher literature review reveals that “18-37% of pregnancies that would have ended in Medicaid funded abortions were carried to term when funding was no longer available.”
The formula is simple: Free abortion equals more abortions.