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What the International Gendercide Crisis Must Teach America About Abortion

5. If gendercide is wrong, then why is abortion in America also promoted to poor and minority communities?


Gendercide affects all incomes, but it is felt hardest among the poor and minority communities in many parts of the world. Poor families in India will become poorer when they try to marry off their girls, but wealthier if they marry off boys. So gendercide is more frequent among the poor and traditionally lower-caste minorities in India.

In China, men carry on their family's wealth and are expected to take care of their family as their parents grow old. There is no social security from the government, so the only real retirement security is sons. Therefore, poor families desperately need their one government-allowed child to be a boy and not a girl. If the legal one child is not a son, it could lead to utter ruin for the poor in their elder years.

In America, abortion is also connected to being poor or a minority.

According to the pro-abortion-funded Guttmacher Institute, even though African-Americans make up only 12% of the population, they account for 30% of abortions. Hispanics make up 16% of the population, but 25% of abortions. And other minorities make up another 9%.

These are a pro-abortion group's numbers. The unbiased CDC's numbers are even a little higher.

At least 64% of all women getting an abortion in America today are minorities. And while non-Hispanic white abortion rates are decreasing, abortion among black and Hispanic Americans is continuing to go up.

Abortion is also linked to poverty. A whopping 42% of women obtaining abortions live below 100% of the federal poverty level.  Another 27% live at 101-200% of the poverty level. So more than two-thirds of all American abortions are obtained by poor women.

Over the last decade as abortions dropped in America by 8%, they grew by 18% in poor communities.

Of course, abortion providers like Planned Parenthood target their facilities at both poor and minority communities -- terribly disturbing considering Planned Parenthood's founder Margaret Sanger was a virulent racist, a proponent of eugenics. She believed in eliminating the poor and minority communities in America through contraception and sterilization. Today, Planned Parenthood targets those very communities with abortion services (though they obviously reject that it has anything to do with eugenics).

Consider: abortions have decreased in America the last few years, yet Planned Parenthood's abortion numbers continue to rise.

In 2005, CNS News' Randy Hall wrote about his research on the location of Planned Parenthoods:

In nearly two-thirds (62.5 percent) of the comparisons, the communities with a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic had a higher percentage of blacks than the state did as a whole.

It appears the biggest abortion provider is purposefully focusing on poor and minority communities. Returning to international gendercide -- one of the reasons it is disturbing is that it unfairly affects the poor and minorities. Well, abortion in America has that same problem.

Shouldn't all of us be disturbed that so many of the children we are losing are from these communities?

The following question is related to this one in terms of economics.