Abortions Decreasing Nationwide in All But One Demographic

For the unborn, things have not looked so good since pre-Roe v. Wade days, according to a new Centers for Disease Control report out Wednesday.

The number of abortions performed in the U.S. has been on a downward trajectory since 2004. The nation hasn’t seen rates this low since 1971, two years before the first of two historic Supreme Court cases made abortions legal in all fifty states.

One segment of the population is still suffering the misery of terminating pregnancies at an alarming pace, however, that being the black community.

In a CDC study released this week, it is reported that while blacks make up 13.3% of Americans, roughly half of those being female, the number of black abortions reported in 2013 is at a staggering 33% of total abortions performed. To give this figure an added dimension, consider that 6.65% of the population are having 35% of all abortions. By comparison, whites make up 77.1% of the population and account for 37.3% of total abortions, while Hispanics make up 17.6% of the population and account for 19% of total abortions.

The steep decline in overall pregnancy terminations is cause for celebration, however, and the trend is expected to continue, thanks to a new White House administration which has promised to de-fund Planned Parenthood and the efforts of many who strive to disseminate resources and counseling information for those facing such a crisis.



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