New York Archbishop responds to NYC’s 41% abortion rate

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(CBS/AP) In a noticeable departure from strict Catholic dogma decrying abortion no matter what, New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan called together religious leaders Thursday and asked everyone to work with each other to make abortion “rare.”

Dolan’s called for the gathering in light of a New York City Department of Health report (PDF) stating that induced terminations ended about 41 percent of the 214,454 reported pregnancies in the city last year.

Nationally, the number of pregnancies that ended in induced terminations was about 24 percent of the total in 2006, the most recent year reported by the Centers for Disease Control, which keeps thorough statistics on pregnancy outcomes nationwide.

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