(CNSNews.com) – The available data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention show that the number of black Americans killed by abortion over the 22 years between 1990 and 2011 was 4.4 million, which is 11% of the U.S. black population, a figure that likely will not get much attention this February, Black History Month.
The CDC publishes information about the number and types of abortions that occur each year in the United States in its annual Abortion Surveillancereports. The latest report available is for 2011, and the CDC provides earlier reports online going back to 1990. (Full Abortion Surveillance reports prior to 1990 are not available online, but general summaries are accessible.)
CNSNews.com examined the CDC reports for every year 1990 through 2011, looking at a specific table that provides the number of “reported abortions” by “known race/ethnicity” and the area of occurrence.
Those numbers are broken down as white, black, other, and Hispanic. For every year 1990 – 2011, the total number of “reported abortions” in black females were as follows: