Study Confirms Abortion is a “Major Cause of Death” for Black People

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 27, 2020   |   5:47PM   |   Washington, DC

Black Americans are being disproportionately killed by abortions but few are talking about it, researchers asserted in a new study in the Journal of Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology.

Authors James Studnicki, ScD, MPH, MBA; John Fisher, PhD, JD; and James Sherley, MD, PhD, all of whom are researchers with the Charlotte Lozier Institute, found that abortion is “a major cause of death” that “disproportionately affects a racial minority,” Breitbart News reports.

“Black women have been experiencing induced abortions at a rate nearly 4 times that of White women for at least 3 decades, and likely much longer,” they wrote. “The science community has refused to engage on the subject and the popular media has essentially ignored it.”

They based their study on data from the annual abortion report from the Centers for Disease Control, abortion numbers from the Guttmacher Institute and other studies on mortality, fertility and abortion.

“… the evidence is clear that for many decades Black children in the United States have not had, and do not have today, an equal opportunity to survive until birth,” they concluded.

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Here’s more from the report:

The main conclusions the researchers drew included, first, that women who have an abortion during their first pregnancy are more likely to have more abortions later on.

Second, as has been the case for at least 30 years, black women have abortions nearly four times more frequently than white women.

Third, the study suggests that, if the Democrat Party’s political agenda, which features a full repeal of the Hyde Amendment and a return to full funding of Planned Parenthood, is achieved, the potential consequences include an increase in the number of lives lost to abortion.

Though the abortion issue is a matter of huge debate for Americans, the researchers noted that their conclusion is scientific. They said it is well-accepted scientifically that a unique human life begins at conception and ends in an abortion, and even the pro-abortion Obama administration acknowledged “the critical importance of a child’s first 1,000 days after conception in determining a healthy and productive life trajectory …”

Sherley, one of the researchers, urged people to recognize the crisis in an op-ed at the Washington Times earlier this month.

“Abortion is the hushed killer of Black life that has silenced millions of George Floyds before they even took their first breath of air,” he wrote. “Yet, in this remarkable moment of social reform history, the lives of Black preborn children have been forgotten.”

An estimated 20 million unborn Black babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973.