For these Black activists, abortion isn't just a woman's issue. It's about race, too

Culture June 20, 2022 Culture
For these Black activists, abortion isn't just a woman's issue. It's abut race, too

From ABC News | Politics by Anne Flaherty

If Roe is overturned, the biggest impact will be on Black women in the South.

Buried in the data about the nation's abortion debate is an uncomfortable truth: A disproportionate number of women seeking to end their pregnancies are Black.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women as a population have the highest rate of abortions -- nearly 24 abortions per 1,000 Black women, compared to about seven abortions per 1,000 white women.

That means that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the biggest impact would be felt by Black women in the South, where conservative legislators are set to enact restrictions.

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