Abortion Statistics By Race

Abortion statistics by race show that over one million pregnancies are terminated within the United States every year. This makes abortions a common surgical procedure within the U.S. Only one percent of abortions are done because of rape or incest and only three percent are performed due to health problems of the mother. This indicates that the remaining percent is largely done as a means of birth control except for an additional one percent because of abnormalities or serious problems with the developing child. Abortion statistics by race show a small decline in those of white ethnicity and an increase in black ethnicity over the last ten years. "In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that thou may live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land wherever thou goest to possess it" (Deuteronomy 30:16).

In the entire world abortions average around 45 million every year. Abortion statistics by race are generally not broken down worldwide but there are estimates of legal abortions verses illegal ones. Those who live in countries where terminating a pregnancy is legal number in the vicinity of 25 million and those who have the procedure illegally range around 20 million. So there are many women all around the world who still terminate a pregnancy illegally. Basically what this means is that a great deal of women are seeking out surgeons who will break the law in order to make a buck. This also means that the conditions under which these surgeons work are probably not the best. The environment where the procedure takes place may be a lot less sanitary and so women are more susceptible to infections.

Reasons female patients give for wanting to terminate a pregnancy are varied. Some want to postpone having children or do not want more children. Others say they cannot afford to have a baby or having a child would disrupt their future plans such as finishing an education or wanting to excel in the workforce. Women are often pressured by spouses or boyfriends to have an abortion. Some are just too young to become mothers so their parents or other family members push them to terminate a pregnancy. Abortion statistics by race indicate that females who are poor have a higher rate of abortion than those who are well off. Minorities have a higher rate than others because they tend to fall in a lower income bracket indicating there may be fewer resources available to them.

Women who fall in the black ethnicity bracket are three times more likely to terminate a pregnancy over those who fall in the white ethnicity bracket according to abortion statistics by race. Females that belong to the black ethnicity group are approximately 12% of the population. The white ethnicity group makes up around 63%. Among the total percentages of females who have abortions in the U.S. they make up around 35%. Daily totals of terminations are around 3300 babies and out of these 1227 of them belong to the black ethnicity group whereas 1127 of them are of the white ethnicity group. Therefore, the black ethnicity group has a higher rate of abortion than whites do. At the rate black babies are aborted, the ethnicity group will no longer remain the largest minority group in the U.S. Basically, more black babies are dying daily to abortion than white.

Out of 3300 daily abortions Hispanics have around 720 terminations. Hispanic women account for 20% of the female population in the U.S. Abortion statistics by race show the Hispanic ethnicity group has a higher rate of abortions than white ethnicity but less than the black ethnicity group when looking at total population verses percentages of terminations. This shows the connection between race and poverty. Minorities usually have lower incomes compared to those of the majority. Females who are poor may not have access to birth control methods verses those who are well off. Women who have good paying jobs with healthcare benefits go to the doctor more often. This could mean that they are healthier overall and more educated about their medical options. Females who are poor may not have access to the Internet and to information that gives them more options over terminating a pregnancy.

The right to privacy, thus the right to make choices over our own bodies is a type of rebellion. The right to life should supersede any other stance. Abortion statistics by race reveal that believing you have the right to murder your own children because the law has deemed it legal does not make it right. God's laws should supersede the laws of people in cases like this. God is the giver of life and those who abort their own children are sending a message that they do not believe in the sanctity of human life. Some may do this out of pressure from others or because they are extremely distressed about having another child. There are numerous reasons why women choose to terminate their child's life. According to abortion statistics by race many females use this act as birth control. Accepting the act of killing another, for whatever reason, is bad news for any society. This shows that our value system is deteriorating in this country. Christians need to band together and pray for our country and its people that they turn back to God and learn to love their own children.

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