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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 nearly four times as likely to be aborted as a white baby; a Hispanic baby is nearly twice as likely to be aborted as a white baby.


Guttmacher Institute. “Induced Abortion in the United States.” September 2019. https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-united-states.

U.S. Census Bureau. “QuickFacts.” July 1, 2018. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045218.

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