Contact our Outreach Director, Genevieve McGuire, at 812-474-3195.
It’s Time You Knew:
Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they have approximately 36% of the abortions.
- African American women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion. (Alan Guttmacher Institute)
- On average, 1,876 African American babies are aborted every day in the United States.
- Hispanic women account for 25% of abortions in the United States. (Alan Guttmacher Institute)
- Hispanic babies are aborted at 1.5 times the rate of white children. (Abort73)
Is the abortion industry strategically targeting minority women? Consider this: a majority of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics are within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. John Piper, a white pastor committed to racial justice, observes:
“The de facto effect—I don’t call it the main cause, but net effect—of putting abortion clinics in the urban centers is that the abortion of Hispanic and Black babies is more than DOUBLE THEIR PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION. Call this what you will—when the slaughter has an ethnic face and the percentages are double that of the white community and the killers are almost all white, something is going on here that ought to make the lovers of racial equality and racial harmony wake up.” (Abort 73)
Is Abortion Racist?
Consider these two alarming insights: 1) Abortion disproportionally eliminates minorities. 2) Abortion also disproportionally eliminates the poor. You’re not the only one unsettled by this information. Many of those who devote their lives to seeking justice for human life are also distressed. Alveda C. King, the daughter of slain civil rights leaders, A.D. King, and also the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., quotes her uncle when sharing her opposition to abortion:
“(Martin Luther King, Jr.) once said, ‘The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety. How can the ‘Dream’ survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides her own fate.’” (Abort 73)
Pregnant? You’re Stronger than Abortion. There are Caring People and Helpful Resources to Support You.
Community Outreach is Right to Life’s ministry that reaches minority women who are often targeted by abortion centers such as Planned Parenthood. According to the CDC, in 2020, abortions performed for minority women accounted for approximately 39% of total abortions performed in the country. Additional data reveals that out of all ethnic groups, “black women had the highest abortion rate (24.4 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratio (426 abortions per 1,000 live births).”
It is because of these statistics that reaching this community of women is vital. Right to Life shares the truth about abortion as well as provides resources on adoption opportunities. Outreach Director, Genevieve McGuire, leads this ministry by having a Life Presence at events such as community health fairs, area churches, International Ministers’ Alliance Family Fun Day and other activities throughout the year.