In Georgia, 53.6% of the Babies Aborted Are Black:"Although whites outnumber blacks 2-to-1 in Georgia, black babies are aborted at a rate nearly 2.5 times greater than white babies and comprise 53.6% of the total number of abortions in the Peach State."
In Mississippi, 72% of Aborted Babies Are Black: "Although whites outnumber blacks in Mississippi by nearly 2-to-1, 71.67% of the babies aborted in Mississippi are black, while 26.6% are white."I'm not sure who Michael W. Chapman is, but he sure doesn't know much about statistics, and he apparently knows even less about demographics. In a discussion of pregnancy outcomes, it is not useful to consider only whether whites outnumber blacks. We must consider the number of pregnancies carried by white women versus the number of pregnancies carried by black women. If whites are not getting pregnant to begin with (perhaps they're all men, perhaps they're all too young or too old to get pregnant), then they obviously won't be having either abortions or children.
According to the State of Georgia, 56.6% of all pregnancies are to African-American women. Since they are only having 54% of all abortions, you could make the argument that the black population is actually having fewer abortions, per capita, than other populations in the state.
Mississippi is only slightly worse. According to Table A3, of the 39,825 births in Georgia in 2011 (the most recent year for which I could find statistics), 18,069 (45%) were to black women. So, even though whites outnumber blacks 2-1, black women are having nearly the same number of children white women are.
But, if black women are having so many abortions in Mississippi, how can this be? Simple. The news story only reported percentages, not numbers. Women in Mississippi don't have many abortions. Look at Table F1 in Mississippi's 2011 report. Whites had a grand total of 214 abortions, non-whites had 1757. The women of Mississippi murder their babies at a much, much lower rate than, say, New York City. That's not even a day's work in New York, it's a year's worth in Mississippi.
Two "pro-life" articles, both incredibly mis-leading.
This kind of help we don't need.