In 2009, a total of 286,623 blacks died in the U.S. That same year, an estimated 1.21 million abortions took place in the United States. If 35.4% were performed on black women, that means almost twice as many blacks were killed by abortion as by all other causes. In 2010, the black population in the U.S. stood just shy of at 39 million. The CDC reports that during the 1970’s, roughly 24% of all U.S. abortions were performed on black women. That percentage rose to 30% in the 1980’s, 34% in the 1990’s and 36% in the 2000’s. That means that about 31% of all U.S. abortions since 1973 have been committed against African American children. Based on the January 2013 estimate that there have been 55.7 million abortions in the United States since 1973, we can deduce that approximately 17 million of the aborted babies were black. Despite an overall black population growth of 12% between 2000 and 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the black population “grew at a slower rate than most other major race and ethnic groups in the country.” Despite similar population numbers, Hispanic women currently account for about 20% of all U.S. abortions, whereas African-American women account for 35%. From 1973 to 2012, abortion reduced the black population by 30%, and that doesn’t even factor in all the children that would have been born to those aborted a generation ago.
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