Abortion and Minority Communities

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  • In Ohio, African Americans make up 12% of the total population yet 44% of abortions were performed on black women in 2016.[1]
  • “According to the 2000 Census, Hispanics have replaced African-Americans as the largest minority group in the U.S. The loss of over 14.5 African-American children through abortion has played a significant part in this population decline. The number has increased by over 1.5 million abortions between 2004-2006.”[2]
  • More African American babies have been killed by abortion during the past 30 years than the total number of African American deaths from all other causes combined since 1973.[3]
  • African-American and Hispanic American women account for over half of all abortions performed each year in the United States.[4]
  • 79 percent of Planned Parenthood's abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. The following is a map of Planned Parenthood's abortion facilities placed in the Ohio counties most densely populated by African Americans.[5]

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[1] 2016 Ohio Abortion Report

[2] US Census Bureau, 2000 Census

[3] Based on statistics from US Center for Disease Control National Vital Statistics Reports

[4] Guttmacher Institute, “Facts on Induced Abortions in the United States,” Guttmacher Institute, October 2017, Web. 11 December 2017. <https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-united-states>.

[5] This map was last revised in 2012.

Revised 12/11/17


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