You are on page 1of 5

Abortion disproportionately affects potential life lost in

Black Community
Abortion contributed 76% of total Years of Potential Life
Lost to Blacks
Posted by Life Dynamics on May 12, 2014 11:25:30 AM
A Study conducted by the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte has revealed that even though the pregnancy rate is higher in Black women,
pregnancies experienced by Non-Hispanic Black women are much less likely to result in a live
As a result, when you measure the years of potential life lost (YPLL), you will find that blacks
are also disproportionately affected.
The report entitled, Racial disparity in years of potential life lost to induced abortions, and
authored by James Studnicki, Sharon J. MacKinnon and John W. Fisher, looked at data
from 2008.
According to the report, Non-Hispanic Black women experience an average of more
pregnancies in a lifetime (4.3) than Non-Hispanic White women (2.7).
In 2008, 69% of Non-Hispanic White but only 49% of Non-Hispanic Black pregnancies
resulted in a live birth.
For Non-Hispanic White women 12.4% of pregnancies were terminated by induced abortions,
whereas the percentage for Non-Hispanic Black women was nearly three times higher at 35.6%.
There were 5.5 Non-Hispanic White live births for every Non-Hispanic White induced abortion,
but only 1.4 Non-Hispanic Black live births for every Non-Hispanic Black induced abortion.
Therefore, in spite of a higher pregnancy rate than No Hispanic Whites, pregnancies experienced
by Non-Hispanic Black women are much less likely to result in a live birth, largely as the result
of their dramatically higher induced abortion rate.
Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL)
The authors looked specifically at North Carolina and determined that induced abortion is the
overwhelmingly predominant contributing cause of years of preventable potential lives lost in the
North Carolina population, and Non-Hispanic Blacks are disproportionately affected.
In 2008 in North Carolina, 12.9% of Non-Hispanic White and 27% of Non-Hispanic Black
pregnancies were terminated by induced abortions.
According to the same report, for Non-Hispanic Whites, induced abortions in 2008
contributed 59% of total YPLL 75, and 1.5 times the total YPLL 75 from all other causes
For Non-Hispanic Blacks, induced abortions in 2008
contributed 76% of total YPLL 75 and 3.2 times the total
YPLL 75 from all other causes combined.
Induced abortions contributed 3.6 times the YPLL 75 accumulated from the three major chronic
diseases (malignant neoplasm, heart disease, cerebrovascular) combined for Non-Hispanic
Whites; and 8.7 times for Non-Hispanic Blacks.

Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, responds, This confirms what we have said all
along, that abortion is not about womans rights or reproductive freedom it is simply about
eugenics. We not only documented the eugenic targeting of minorities in our film, Maafa21 but
also in a report we published in 2011. Research we produced for our report, Racial Profiling by
Planned Parenthood and the American Abortion Lobby, clearly shows that a majority of family
planning centers market abortion to minorities by locating their centers in minority

The most recent CDC Abortion Surveillance Report dated November 29, 2013 reveals that in
2010 56.7% of abortions reported to the CDC nationwide were done on Hispanic and Black
If you look at the data by state the numbers look even grimmer:

81.9% of babies aborted in NYC were Black OR Hispanic

73.3% of babies aborted in Mississippi were Black or Hispanic

73.2 % of babies aborted in Georgia were Black or Hispanic

64.8% of babies aborted in DC were Black or Hispanic

63.7% of babies aborted in Texas were Black or Hispanic

61.4% of babies aborted in Alabama were Black or Hispanic

55.9% of babies aborted in New Jersey were Black or Hispanic

55.6% of babies aborted in Virginia were Black or Hispanic

54.1% of babies aborted in Tennessee were Black or Hispanic

54.3% of babies aborted in Delaware were Black or Hispanic

45.7 % of babies aborted in South Carolina were Black or Hispanic

43.5% of babies aborted in Missouri were Black or Hispanic

42.6% of babies aborted in Ohio were Black or Hispanic

41.6% of babies aborted in Arkansas were Black or Hispanic

"The numbers make it clear that abortion is about eugenics, the African-American and
Hispanic communities have been targeted and logic makes it clear that this did not happen
coincidentally or unintentionally. Crutcher concluded.
NOTE: Analysis
Results were determined by:
1) Establishing national (2008) estimates of fetal loss rates [fetal losses/(live births + fetal
losses)] for NH whites and NH blacks; 2) Applying those fetal loss rates to the (2008) North
Carolina NH white and NH black number of induced abortions; 3) Subtracting those estimated
fetal losses from the total induced abortions to derive the estimated number of live births averted
by induced abortions; 4) Multiplying those estimated averted births by 75 years to determine the
total YPLL due to induced abortions before age 75 (YPLL 75); 5) Determining YPLL 75 for
every cause using both North Carolina detailed mortality data and the CDC (WISQARS YPLL
75) categories for reporting; and, 6) Comparing the contributions to the total YPLL 75 from all
other major causes.
Topics: Black Abortion Stats