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What is the race/ethnicity of women having abortions?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, abortion breaks down along racial/ethnic lines as follows:

White: 39%

Hispanic: 25%

Black: 28%

Other: 9%

While blacks and Hispanics comprise only 32% of the population, they account for nearly 53% of all abortions. A black baby is four times as likely to be aborted as a white baby; a Hispanic baby is nearly twice as likely to be aborted than a white baby.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Abortion Surveillance—United States, 2015.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Surveillance Summaries 67, no. 13. (November 23, 2018). https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/ss/pdfs/ss6713a1-H.pdf.

U.S. Census Bureau. “Quick Facts.” July 1, 2018. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045219.

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