- - Friday, October 23, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

You won’t believe what the number one killer of black Americans is.

It isn’t heart disease, it isn’t cancer, it isn’t homicide and it isn’t motor vehicle accidents.

In fact, the number one killer of black Americans is abortion.

Despite a lack of reporting by California, New Hampshire and Maryland, a total of 730,322 abortions were reported to the CDC in 2011, the most recently published reporting year.

405,994 of these reported abortions included cross-classified race/ethnicity data for 2011, of which 146,856 were reported to be black American abortions, equaling about 36 percent of the total number of abortions with reported race statistics.

So, what do these numbers mean?

Let’s break it down.

In 2011, 402 black Americans were aborted in America every single day.

However, in the same year, only 187 black Americans died per day from heart disease, 183 black Americans died per day from cancer, 21 black Americans were murdered per day, and 12 black Americans died per day in motor vehicle accidents.

That’s a total of 403 black Americans deaths per day from heart disease, cancer, homicide and motor vehicle accidents combined, totaling 147,095 deaths that year.

Thus, without the reported abortion numbers from California, New Hampshire and Maryland, it is more than safe to say that more black Americans died every single day from abortions than from heart disease, cancer, homicide and motor vehicle accidents combined.

These numbers are shocking and extremely disturbing.

Now, let’s compare the black American abortion rate with the white American abortion rate.

In 2011, 150,942 of the 405,994 reported abortions with race statistics were reported to be white.

That means that about 413 white babies were aborted every day in 2011, totaling about 37 percent of the total abortions with reported race statistics.

However, while black Americans accounted for 36 percent of all abortions with race statistics in 2011, they only made up under 15 percent of the population.

Whereas, white Americans made up about 70 percent of the population and aborted approximately the same amount of babies, accounting for 37 percent of all abortions with race statistics in 2011.

It is clear that a large number of black American lives are being taken by abortions each year.

Unfortunately, many will make the argument that an abortion is not the taking of a life.

But this is simply not the case.

It is a scientific fact that life begins at conception.

In fact, just 21 days after conception a baby’s heart beats regularly.

America needs to wake up and recognize that abortion is taking the lives of way too many black Americans and more must be done to avoid high rates of abortion within America’s minority populations.

Madison Gesiotto is a staff editor for the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.

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