The African American womb…. the most dangerous place for an African American….REALLY????

The February 2011 billboard was placed in NY by Heroic Media, a faith-based non-profit  out of Austin Texas that promotes alternatives to abortion. The billboard was paid for by ticket sales from an event in Jacksonville, featuring Sarah Palin. [1]

E1:"The Most Dangerous Place for An African American is in the Womb."

“While African Americans make up thirteen percent of the population in America, they represent 36 percent of the abortions in the United States,” says Marissa Gabrysch from Heroic Media. “In the African American community, twice as many deaths have occurred due to abortions than the combined totals of violent crime, cancer, heart disease and AIDS,” she continues.

This is pretty bad... from any perspective !!!

The whole abortion issue is a social tragedy for all Americans, but the abortion numbers from the period 1990 through 2004 don’t bear up to scrutiny.

Consider three areas,

  • Total Abortions for the years 1990 through 2004,
  • the Percentage change in Abortion numbers for the same period,
  • the Fetal losses by Race for 2004.

Note the 50% drop in the 20-34 yr old group for white abortions.

 Sure the numbers look bad, but when you consider that the White abortions decreased almost 50% across the board for the 20 to 34 yr group while the Hispanic abortions increased almost 42% across the board for the same group (notwithstanding apples to oranges comparison) then something should jump out and say “Something may not be right here”.

Relatively low abortion numbers, but staggering fetal losses??

But then one would be at odds to explain how considering that big “fantastic” drop in White abortion rates “ Why are the fetal losses (excluding abortions), so staggering” , compared to those of minorities who arguably endure inferior healthcare access, and education systems.

Which brings to mind the old African Proverb: Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.

[1] http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/billboard-the-most-dangerous-place-for-black-people-is-the-womb/

E1  http://www.thegrio.com/health/pro-life-billboard-aims-at-giving-options-to-african-americans.php#

Credit (Data): National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 56, Number 15, April 14, 2008

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