As mainstream news outlets focus on the Central American migrants headed to the U.S. border, pro-life advocates wonder at the lack of attention toward an even bigger group of human beings who need protection – the unborn.
CNS News reports Hispanic women in America had more than 72,056 abortions in 2015, according to new data by the Centers for Disease Control. In contrast, there are about 10,000 migrants in the caravan.
Here’s more from the report:
The number of Hispanic babies aborted in 2015 in the 31 states and the District of Columbia that report their abortion numbers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (72,056) outnumbered the migrants estimated to be in the current caravan from Central America (approximately 10,000) by about seven to one, according to new abortion data published by the CDC and estimates of the number in the caravan published by the New York Times and the Washington Post.
In fact, there were more Hispanic babies aborted in New York City alone in 2015 (17,391), than there are people in the caravan today.
The abortion industry has been known to target minority moms and their unborn babies as well. One study found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are within walking distance of black and Hispanic neighborhoods.
Research from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute also indicates that the number of abortions among black and Hispanic women are disproportionately high. Blacks make up 12 percent and Hispanics 16 percent of the population, compared to whites at 64 percent, according to U.S. Census data.
The CDC released its annual abortion report last week, showing abortions at an all-time low since Roe v. Wade in 1973, according to the Washington Post. The report recorded 638,169 abortions in 2015, a 2-percent drop from 2014.
NRLC estimates 60,069,971 abortions have been performed in the U.S. since 1973. Each number represents a unique, living unborn baby who deserved a right to life.