I live in UK so as expected, my findings on abortion in black women are based on UK figures. But this news was a confirmation to me that abortion rates are high among black women even in the US!
Consider the news below:
“Data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals that black women had more abortions than live births in 2012.
In a report titled “Summary of Vital Statistics 2012, The City of New York,” black women not only had the highest rate of abortions but they also topped the chart with the highest number of pregnancies and miscarriages as well, surpassing all other racial groups.
As far as pregnancy terminations, black children who were aborted comprised 42.4 percent of the total number of abortions in New York City. In 2012, out of 73,815 abortions in the city, 31,328 black babies were aborted.
I challenge all Black Women of childbearing age who KNOW they are sexually active and who KNOW they are not ready for a family to DO THE RESPONSIBLE THING and USE CONTRACEPTION!!
Let’s change these ugly statistics.
One of my visions is to ensure that when the next set of abortion statistics are analysed, it will show that abortion rates among black women are the lowest.Help me make this possible!