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Number One Killer


Healthcare disparities plague the black community, despite billions of taxpayer dollars and continually failing Healthy People initiatives by the CDC. These disparities are always looked upon as negative, with societal human costs that we want to eliminate. Where we see suffering, where we see tragedy, where we see avoidable health issues, we should act. This is true with every disparity but the most destructive one that is rampant in urban America.

NumberOneKiller-2016Abortion is the number one killer of black lives in the United States. More than HIV. More than diabetes. More than heart disease. More than cancer. Abortion snuffs out more black lives than all other causes of death, combined (according to the CDC). Using statistics from 2008 (because that is the most recent year available which provides nationwide abortion stats), there were 317,547 abortions in the black community. According to pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, this number represents 30% (the percentage of black abortions) of the nation’s 1,058,490 abortions in 2011. All other causes of death amounted to 286,797.

This video, created by The Radiance Foundation for the National Black Prolife Coalition, shows how deaths outnumber life in the black community. The 604,344 deaths in 2011 in the black community, which includes all induced abortions, outnumber the 582,345 births that year.

Yet, liberal organizations celebrate this shocking statistic as “reproductive justice”. So-called “black leaders” praise this health “disparity” as an empowering choice. There’s nothing empowering about an industry targeting the most historically dehumanized segment of the population with death.

“Number One Killer” tells it like it is and calls out those who’ve traded principle for political power.

***2011 stats are used because Guttmacher has refused to release racial/ethnic data with their most recent 2014 report. Their most recent report including such data is the 2011 report that can be downloaded below.



2011 Deaths: Final Data, Centers for Disease Control, National Vital Statistics, Table 13, pp. 54-59

2011 Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States, Guttmacher Institute 

2011 Births: Final Data, Centers for Disease Control, National Vital Statistics, Table 5, pg 25


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