A report by the Christian Post (CP) on the abortion stats recently released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) cites Life Dynamics’ website SafeandLegal.com, which documents names of women killed by legal abortion.
In addition, the CP report mentions the high rate of abortions reported on Black women. In fact, the new stats reveal that in several states where race and ethnicity were reported, minority Black and Hispanic women had alarmingly high rates of abortion.
This comes as no surprise as Life Dynamics has documented that the abortion industry, which was founded in racist eugenics, targets the Black and Hispanic community.
In addition, Life Dynamics’ Racial Targeting Report reveals that the abortion industry including Planned Parenthood deliberately places their centers in minority neighborhoods. You can read that report here.
The CDC Abortion Surveillance Report dated November 28, 2014 reveals that in 2011 almost 56% of all abortions reported for race were done on minority women. That is a slight decrease from 56.7% in 2010.
Although there is no requirement for states to report abortions to the CDC, of the states which did report, not all of them broke down their figures by race. However, of the 405,994 abortions reported to the CDC for race or ethnicity, 150,942 (37.2%) were performed on White women, 146,856 or (36.2%) were reported on Black women. Hispanic women accounted for 79,408 or (19.7%) while 28,363 or (7.0%) of abortions were categorized as other.
The highest number of abortions on minority women was reported in New York City at 77.5%.
The following is a list of states which recorded abortions for race or ethnicity and shows the percentage of abortions reported on minority Black or Hispanic women for each state:
New York City- 77.50%
New York State- 68.7%
District of Columbia- 65.10%
New Jersey- 55.6%
South Carolina- 44.6%
Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics responded to the report, “Once again, this confirms what we have said all along, that abortion is not about woman’s rights or reproductive freedom it is simply about eugenics. We not only documented the eugenic targeting of minorities in our film, Maafa21 but also in a report we published in 2011. Research we produced for our report, Racial Profiling by Planned Parenthood and the American Abortion Lobby, clearly shows that a majority of family planning centers market abortion to minorities by locating their centers in minority communities.”
More on the new abortion numbers from the Christian Post:
A report released by the CDC Friday shows a decline in the U.S. abortion rate to 18 percent annually, however, it also reveals that teenagers aged 14 to 19 accounted for over 86,000 of the more than 730,000 abortions performed in 2011. The Abortion Surveillance report released Friday also shows that 10 women died in 2010 from complications after having legal abortions.
Continuing a years-long trend, the CDC found that approximately 730,322 abortions were reported in 2011, versus approximately 765,000 performed in 2010.
The numbers for the CDC report came from data provided voluntarily from 49 “reporting areas,” which included 47 states, New York City, and the District of Columbia. California, Maryland and New Hampshire did not provide data for 2011.
According to the CDC, among the women who had the 730,322 abortions that year, 85.5 percent were unmarried, and 58 percent were in their 20s.
Other findings from the report show that black women had the majority of abortions in 2011, at 30.7 percent, or 474 abortions for every 1,000 live births; 85.5 percent of abortions were performed on single women versus 14.5 percent performed on married women; and 91.4 percent of chemical and surgical abortions were performed at or before 13 weeks’ gestation.
While the report notes that 10 women died in 2010 as a result of complications from legally induced abortions, according to the pro-life group Life Dynamics, over 340 women have died in the U.S. from known complications following their abortions since the procedure became legal.
“From 2010 to 2011, the total number and rate of reported abortions decreased 5 percent and the abortion ratio decreased 4 percent, and from 2002 to 2011,” read the report. “… [T]he total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions decreased 13 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. In 2011, all three measures reached their lowest level for the entire period of analysis (2002–2011).”
Read the rest of CP’s report here.