The newest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on U.S. abortions shows that more than 117,000 black babies were aborted in a single year, accounting for over a third of abortions, even though black people make up less than 14% of the national population.
The CDC reported in November 2020 that 117,626 black children were killed by surgical abortion in 2018 – although this data was only taken from 31 reporting centers nationwide, meaning the actual number may be even higher.
Of the total 619,591 abortions reported in America for 2018, racial data was recorded in 350,124 of the cases. White children accounted for 38.7% of total abortions, black children for 33.6%, Hispanic children for 20%, and other racial categories for 7.7%.
Black women also had the highest abortion rate in the nation.
"Non-Hispanic White women had the lowest abortion rate (6.3 abortions per 1,000 women) and ratio (110 abortions per 1,000 live births), and non-Hispanic Black women had the highest abortion rate (21.2 abortions per 1,000 women) and ratio (335 abortions per 1,000 live births)," said the CDC report.
🔦 Abortions in places such as California, New York, and Massachusetts were not counted in the total since they did not provide racial data.