Pro-Life Group: Obama OK With Massive Black Abortion Rate
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 4/14/11 3:30 PM
A pro-life organization says President Barack Obama is, ironically, allowing the high rate of abortions on black women and children to continue by refusing to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
A February report the Centers for Disease Control issued showed abortions fell in 2007 to their second lowest level in the last 10 years. But, looking at the women from the 25 areas that reported abortions and cross-classified race/ethnicity data for 2007, black women accounted for 34.4% of all abortions despite being less than 20 percent of the national population of women. The CDC found black women had the highest abortion rates (32.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratios (480 abortions per 1,000 live births). The report found black mothers get abortions at a 300 percent higher per capita rate and an overall rate 2.5 times that of non-blacks.
Another report shows sixty percent of the abortions in New York City are performed on black women, and new abortion centers Planned Parenthood recently built in Houston, Portland and Chicago are located in the heart of minority communities. The Washington Examiner reported in 2009 that 41 percent of all pregnancies in predominately black Washington, DC end in abortion.
In Georgia in 2006, 57.4 percent of abortions are performed on African-American women even though blacks comprise just 30 percent of the general population. In Texas, abortions on black women comprise nearly 25% of all state abortions even though they only constitute 12.7% of the female population (ages 15-44). Every other racial demographic shares a smaller percentage of statewide abortions than their respective percentage of total population.
With those statistics in mind, the American Life League said it is surprised that “America’s first black president drew a bizarre line in the sand declaring he would shut down the government of the United States to keep federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the organization that aborts over 125,000 black children nationwide each year.”
“The president of the United States champions aborting over one-third of the next generation of African-Americans as empowerment,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League. “We do not. We see it as the worst bigotry of low expectations. Margaret Sanger would be proud of her elitist black disciples. We are not.”
Based on its calculations, ALL says Planned Parenthood is responsible for the death of at least 126,601 black unborn children each year.
“With leaders like the president and the DC mayor, is it any surprise this black genocide continues? It needs to stop and the place to start is with the total defunding of the organization where it began: Planned Parenthood,” Sedlak concluded.