Editor’s Pick: CNS News Shows 74% of Mississippi Abortions Target Black Babies

CNS Information editor-in-chief Terry Jeffrey revealed an in-depth story Tuesday for our sister website that new information revealed abortions in Mississippi — the state on the middle of the abortion case earlier than the Supreme Court docket — skewed closely towards Black girls the tune of 74 p.c of all abortions.

Shifting by the CDC information that got here from 37 states (plus New York Metropolis and Washington D.C.), there have been “27 jurisdictions” that offered a racial breakdown and, of people who shared, “[b]abies carried by black moms in 2019 have been aborted in larger numbers and at a larger charge than infants carried by moms of different race.” 

Jeffrey quoted CDC that broke it down alongside racial traces:

Non-Hispanic White girls had the bottom abortion charge (6.6 abortions per 1,000 girls) and ratio (117 abortions per 1,000 dwell births) and non-Hispanic black lady had the best charge (23.8 abortions per 1,000 girls) and ratio (386 abortions per 1,000 dwell births). 

Within the case of Mississippi (which has just one abortion clinic open), the numbers have been sobering:

Mississippi, which has enacted a invoice to ban abortion after 15 weeks that’s now being reviewed by the Supreme Court docket and which has on its books a legislation that (if Roe v. Wade is overturned) would ban all abortions besides in circumstances of rape and to avoid wasting the lifetime of the mom, has the best proportion of its abortions amongst black girls of all of the reporting states.

For 2019, Mississippi reported 3,180 abortions (or 99.6 p.c of the whole that occurred within the state) to the CDC by race/ethnicity. Of these 3,180 abortions, 2,532 (or 74.0 p.c) have been carried out on black moms.

On the similar time, of the 1,533,857 girls that the Census Bureau mentioned lived in Mississippi in 2019, 608,587 (of 39.7%) have been black or African American.

Click on right here to learn Jeffrey’s full article.

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