The Impact of Abortion on the Black Community

Since Roe v. Wade, around 63 million babies have had abortions performed nationwide in clinics. According to Dr. Alveda King, there is no justification for treating people who seem different from us as less human beings. According to Star Parker, the founder and president of CURE, abortion is not the best way to improve access to healthcare for Black communities [1, 2].

The Abortion Consumer

Since 1973, there have been an estimated 20 million abortions of black babies, according to the CDC. Black women in the country had the highest abortion rate, with 335 abortions for per 1,000 live births. The high prevalence of abortions among black women is mostly due to the abundance of abortion facilities in and near minority communities [3, 4].

Margaret Sanger was a well-known proponent of birth control who actively campaigned for it among black people and other populations she considered undesirable. The claim made by Margaret Sanger that birth control would benefit the black race convinced black leaders to back her cause. Sanger is credited for starting Planned Parenthood. The organization has made an effort to convince the black community that abortion is an effective birth control option that benefits African-American culture [5-7].

Political Ramifications of Abortion on the Black Community and the Nation

According to Michael Novak, abortion has wiped out the black community, murdering every fourth individual like a scythe. Abortion proponents dispute the idea of a natural right by asserting that there is a “right to choose.” The religious establishment saw a tendency toward relativism in morality during this time. Theodore Saunders claims that if the church’s prophetic zeal is not rekindled, it would degenerate into an immoral social club [8-10].

The National Black Pro-life Coalition, Protecting Black Life, and CURE representatives met with senatorial staffers. The main subject of conversation was the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002. President George W. Bush initially signed the bill into law after it had been adopted by the Senate, which was then controlled by Democrats. The National Institutes of Health, the University of California, San Francisco, and HHS did not extend their agreement to finance research involving the use of aborted infant body parts [11-13].

Racial and economic issues are addressed through the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE). In 2017, medication was used in 39% of all abortions carried out in the US. Compared to abortion clinics, emergency rooms see more women with substantial bleeding, life-threatening infections, or abdominal pain. The number of people who would prefer to take a pill than have a surgical abortion concerns pro-life leaders [14-16].

Generally, The CDC estimates that there have been 20 million abortions of black newborns since 1973. With 335 abortions per 1,000 live births, black women had the highest abortion rate in the nation. Because there are so many abortion clinics in and around minority neighborhoods, black women have a high abortion prevalence. The argument that there is a “right to choose” refutes the notion of a natural right. In 39% of all abortions performed in the US in 2017, medication was utilized. Emergency departments encounter more women with severe bleeding, life-threatening infections, or abdominal discomfort than abortion facilities do. Pro-life leaders are alarmed by the number of women who would choose a pill abortion over a surgical one.


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[10] M. Davidson, Concerto for the left hand: Disability and the defamiliar body. University of Michigan Press, 2008.

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[15] J. Netherland and H. Hansen, “White opioids: Pharmaceutical race and the war on drugs that wasn’t,” BioSocieties, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 217-238, 2017.

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