(LifeNews) The abortion statistics in New York City are improving slightly but 40 percent of all pregnancies in the Big Apple still end in an abortion of a little baby boy or girl.

The Chiaroscuro Foundation, which tracks abortion figures in New York City, says discernable progress is being made on the ratio of abortions to live births, according to its analysis of new city health department figures from 2011. However, it warns that progress could easily be reversed if Governor Cuomo forces through an abortion expansion measure in Albany that could drive abortion rates higher.

While the city remained the abortion capital of America in 2011, with abortion ratios almost twice the national average (the national average was 22% in 2008), the ratio of live births to abortions citywide in 2011 fell below 40% (39.55%) for the first time since 1970, when abortion was legalized in New York.

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