May 17, 2016

The racial targeting of abortion

Decades after the Civil War, America continues to deal with race relations. Joe Langfeld of Human Life Alliance tells OneNewsNow that one of the new beginnings in that arena occurred 62 years ago – on May 17, 1954 – when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered an end to segregation in public schools when it ruled in Brown v. Board of Education.

"And [even now] we're still dealing with the issues of difficulties in race relations," Langfeld shares. "In terms of abortion, African-Americans by far have more abortions than any other segment of the U.S. population."

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Guttmacher Institute, more than 30 percent of the nation's abortions occur in the black population – which is estimated at 13 percent of the total population. Similarly, Hispanics comprise about 15 percent of the population, yet have 25 percent of the abortions.

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