Minnesota Abortion Statistics Again Show Disproportionate Impact on African Americans Says Dr. Alveda King

Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 2, 2008

Atlanta, GA – The release of Minnesota’s annual abortion statistics report once again shows that blacks appear to be a target market for abortionists, Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life, said today.

“While African Americans comprise only 4.5 percent of Minnesota’s population, black received almost 25 percent of the abortions performed on Minnesotans,” stated Dr. King. “Nationally, black women are 4.8 times more likely to have an abortion than white women. It’s hard to believe, as the abortion lobby would have you believe, that this discrepancy is caused strictly by economics.”

“Abortion has been a scourge on all Americans, but particularly African Americans,” added Dr. King. “The numbers speak for themselves. The abortion industry has targeted minority neighborhoods for years. It’s not only time that our leaders investigated why this is happening, it’s time they stopped indirectly subsidizing these killings by giving our money to businesses that do abortions.”

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