Abortion Industry’s Targeting of People of Color

For immediate release: January 19, 2022

Washington, D.C.- Today, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and seeking solutions for black families to grow and their communities to flourish, unveiled a new report: “The Impact of Abortion on the Black Community.

“Disproportionately, the leading consumer of abortion services is the African-American female,” reads the report. “According to the United States Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Abortion Surveillance Report, black women made up 15 percent of the childbearing population in 2018, yet obtained 33.6 percent of reported abortions. Black women have the highest abortion ratio in the country, with 335 abortions per 1,000 live births. Percentages at these levels illustrate that about 20 million black babies have been aborted since 1973.”

“Undoubtedly, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers have done irreparable damage to the black community,” said Star Parker, Founder and President of CURE at a press conference today to unveil the report. “While Planned Parenthood tried to distance itself from their racist founder, Margaret Sanger, who called black babies ‘human weeds,’ the goal of the organization remains the same: 79% of their clinics are in minority neighborhoods.”

In 2016, during the final days of the Obama administration, the FDA loosened restrictions on mifepristone, commonly known as RU-486, and approved a research study on telemedicine abortion. The Charlotte Lozier Institute, a research and education institute of the Susan B. Anthony List, estimates that in 2019, chemical abortions accounted for 44 percent of all U.S. abortions. According to a study reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the prevalence of SMA among Black women is nearly three times greater than among Non-Hispanic White women.

Abortion advocates have been pushing for widespread availability of medication abortions through pharmacies and by mail, and to allow a wide range of medical personnel to oversee their use via telemedicine rather than in person. However, in 2021, during the Covid-19 pandemic, 33 states only allowed physicians to provide medication abortion and 19 states required abortions to be provided in person.

CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. CURE seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.

For more information on the report go to CUREpolicy.org or to watch the press conference, go to https://fb.watch/aE700JIvLn/.                                ##

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