Here’s a topic for an in-depth discussion during Black History Month. There are more black babies killed in the womb than born alive in New York City.
Black women kill their children at higher rates than white and Hispanic women, but in New York City, the numbers are even more shocking. Life News reported that for every 1,000 black babies born, abortionists kill 1,200.
The new pregnancy statistics come from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 2013. The shocking results show that 54.6 percent of black babies in healthy pregnancies were aborted that year.
This is a very modest decrease from what the data showed in 2011, when 55.1 percent of black babies were lost to abortion in New York City. In comparison, that year 265 white babies were aborted for every 1,000 born alive in the city, and 517 Hispanic/Latino babies were aborted for every 1,000 born alive.
Walter B. Hoye II, president of the Issues4Life Foundation that mobilizes black leaders for the pro-life cause, urges Black-American leaders to take note of the devastating toll abortion on demand has on the Black community.
The civil rights industry doesn’t seem interested in the precious unborn.
Last year, a group of black pro-lifers asked the Smithsonian Institution to remove a bust of Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood founder, from the National Portrait Gallery. The museum declined the request.
“These census results clearly show that Planned Parenthood continues to pursue the eugenics philosophy of its founder, Margaret Sanger, who believed that Blacks and the poor were ‘unfit’ to reproduce,” Life Issues Institute executive director Bradley Mattes said. “She dedicated her life to controlling the population of these ‘undesirables’ by advancing birth control and sterilization in their neighborhoods.”