Louisiana's Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, signed into law on May 30 a bill that prohibits abortion once a baby's heartbeat is detected, which is usually six weeks into pregnancy. Commenting on that law, State Rep. Katrina Jackson, a Democrat, said she supported it because the disproportionate number of black children killed by abortion in the United States indicates that it is a "modern-day genocide."
The Louisiana "heartbeat bill" was written by a Democrat, State Sen. Milkovich. “God values human life, and so do the people of Louisiana,” Milkovich said about his bill. “We believe this is an important step in dismantling the attack of the abortion cartel on our next generation.”
After the governor signed the legislation into law, NBC News spoke with Democratic lawmakers who voted for the bill, which is in contrast to their party's pro-abortion position at the national level.
"I think it [abortion] mitigates our race's voting power, it hurts our race's power in the census," said Rep. Jackson. "I really consider it to be modern-day genocide."
As CNSNews.com has reported, "black Americans comprise 13.4% of the U.S. population, but they accounted for 36.0% of the abortions in 2015. That was almost identical to the percentage of abortions (36.9%) in 2015 among white Americans, who make up 76.6% of the population." (Latest CDC data available.)
In some areas of the United States, the percentage of black women who had abortions in 2015 was noticeably, and disproportionately, larger than the percentage of white women who did.
"In Georgia, for example, where blacks make up 32.2% of the population and whites make up 60.8%, black women had 62.4% of abortions while whites only had 24.7%," reported CNSNews.com.
In New York City, more black children were aborted than were born alive.
As CNSNews.com reported, "In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene."