Abortion Rate Drops 18% Among African American Women

In recent months, the public has been bombarded with messages demonizing the choices African American women make about their bodies. These ...


In recent months, the public has been bombarded with messages demonizing the choices African American women make about their bodies. These attacks are not new, of course, but many have taken notice of their increased visibility. From commercials on BET to Billboards in New York City, Anti-Abortion groups have crafted slick campaigns which characterize our wombs as "dangerous" and our children as an "endangered species."

A new study from the Guttmacher Institute has released a study that show the number of abortions performed on African American women has decreased by 18% between 2000 and 2008. These findings are in direct opposition to the myth of Black womens' errant sexuality and willful irresponsibility.  [U.S. Abortion Rate Drops, Except Among Poorest Women]

Will these new findings stop the racist anti-abortion campaigns against Black women?

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