Black Abortions By The Numbers

In the United States, the abortion rate for Black women is almost 4 times that of White women. On average, 900 Black babies are aborted every day in the United States. This tragedy continues to impact the population levels of African-Americans in the United States. The abortion racial disparity holds true when the focus is on Michigan statistics as well.

National Statistics
  • More than 19 million Black babies have been aborted since the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision legalized abortion in our country.

  • Black women have a significantly higher abortion rate than Whites and Hispanics.

  • 35.6% of all abortions in the U.S. are performed on Black women, however, Black women make up only about 13% of the female population.

  • African-Americans are no longer the nation’s largest minority group. Today, Hispanics have outpaced Blacks in population growth.

  • For every 1,000 live births, non-Hispanic Black women had 420 abortions. Non-Hispanic White women had 121 abortions /1,000 live births.

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