Abortion Rate 4x Higher Amongst Black Teens [Study]

Abortion Rate 4x Higher Amongst Black Teens [Study]

be newsAccording to a new study led by the Guttmacher Institute, 41 per 1,000 women between the ages of 15-19 who have undergone procedures for abortion were African-American teens.

In comparison to the abortion rate in other racial groups the amount of abortions among black women is four times higher than non-Hispanic whites and twice as high the Hispanic race. The study also shows that the abortion rate among non-Hispanic whites is 10 per 1,000 women, the Hispanic rate is 20 per 1,000.

The study also reveals that even though African Americans make up 13 percent of the entire population, black women account for 30 percent of all abortions in America.