A recent report by the Guttmacher Institute shows that black women now have abortions at five times the rate of white women. Among the 1.2 million babies aborted in the U.S. each year–at least it’s down from 1.6 million in 1990–37 percent are black, 34 percent are non-Hispanic white, and 22 percent are Hispanic.
“As an African American, I am saddened by evidence that black women continue to be targeted by the abortion industry,” said Bishop Martin Holley. “The loss of any child from abortion is a tragedy, but we must ask: Why are minority children being aborted at such disproportionate rates?”
An answer of sorts was given years ago by the Black Panthers, a militant group (since defunct), who were vehemently opposed to abortion. When New York State legalized abortion in 1970, the Panthers warned that the “oppressive ruling class” would use the new law to unleash a black “holocaust.”
A Culture Mired in Callousness