In New York City, the mecca of soda bans, an abortion is just a phone app away. Yes, that’s right. There’s a phone app for finding an abortion clinic. Thus, in a city where 40% of pregnancies end in abortion, the Big Apple is keeping its tradition as a bastion of infanticide. Penny Starr at CNS News reported on May 28 that:
The New York City Health Department’s NYC teen website now includes an app that teens can download to their smart phones to get information on “sexual health,” including where they can get birth control and abortions.
The app, under the heading “Important Links and Info,” has three main links – Where to Go; sexual health services, What to Get; condoms and birth control; and What to Expect; at the clinic.
Under the health services link the user can choose what service they want, including Gold Star clinics (those that offer free birth control and other services), emergency contraceptive or Plan B, and abortion.
If the user picks abortion, they can then choose the area in the city where they want to find services. If the user picks Manhattan, for example, they will be directed to three places that perform abortions – Family Planning Clinic, Harlem Hospital; Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Center; and Project Stay – Services to Assist Youth at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Under the “info” tab on the app, teens are told that New York state does not have parental consent law when it comes to getting sexual health services.
“Remember, teens in New York State have the right to sexual health services without getting permission from parents, girlfriends/boyfriends or anyone else,” the app says.
The app also provides a link to the NYC Teen website, which reminds teens about the lack of parental consent law in various formats, including a video called “Samantha’s Story,” found on the “Dating and Friends” section of the website.
So, it seems that after the Gosnell trial, the alleged barbarism at abortionist Douglas Karpen’s clinic in Texas, and the investigative reports from Live Action – the left has no shame with rolling out this new app. Steven Ertelt at Life News also wrote about this development on May 29, and noted that:
of the 203, 514 viable pregnancies in New York City in 2011, 80,485 were terminated by abortion. 2,085, or 2.59%, of the abortions performed in the City in 2011 were performed at gestational ages of 21 weeks or later.