In Alabama, 57.8% of the Babies Aborted Are Black

March 6, 2014 - 4:11 PM

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( -- Although whites outnumber blacks by nearly 3-to-1 in Alabama, 57.8% of the total abortions there are of black babies. Add the Hispanic and "other" ethnicity cases, and the non-white abortions in Alabama comprise 63.5% of the total.

Those numbers come from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), which publishes an annual Abortion Surveillance report. The data are from the 2010 report, the latest available -- the next report, for 2011, is scheduled to be released by the CDC in November.

In the report, Table 12 presents the "reported abortions, by known race/ethnicity of women who obtained an abortion and reporting area of occurrence."

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For Alabama, the CDC says there were a total 10,184 abortions in 2010.  Among that total, 5,890 of the children killed by abortion were black, which is 57.8% of the total. For Hispanics, there were 367 abortions (3.6% of total) and for "other" -- Asian, Native American -- there were 212 abortions (2.1% of total).

Combined, there were 6,469 non-white children killed by abortion (63.5% of total) in Alabama in 2010.  For whites, 3,715 were aborted, which is 36.5% of the total.

Alabama's population in 2012 was 4,817,528, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Whites make up 70% of that population, which is equal to 3,372,269 persons. Blacks comprise 26.5% of Alabama's population, which equals 1,276,644 persons.  The ratio of whites to blacks is 2.64-to-1.