Every ethnic or racial group has similarities and unique differences regarding how abortion has been viewed historically, currently, and within our own local areas. Right to Life of Michigan has four staff members in Metro Detroit devoted to multicultural outreach. To find out how you can get involved to help end abortion in the most vulnerable communities, contact our Multicultural Outreach Office at (313) 212-1326, or [email protected].
African American Outreach
We know that more than 20 million Black babies have been aborted since 1973. In fact, 38.4% of all abortions in the U.S. are performed on Black women, but they represent only 13.4% of the total female population. In Michigan, reports show that Black women had 15,784 abortions in 2021, out of a total 28,409 with data by race available—a majority of abortions in the state. Once the largest minority in the country, the Black community is now #2. Abortion has significantly impacted this declining population.
Hispanics are now the largest minority population in the country. As they grow in number, they have also been targeted by population control groups like Planned Parenthood. It is unfortunate that several states do not report their abortion numbers, including California, which represents approximately 25% of the entire Hispanic population in the country.
Although there are no government reports about the number of abortions within the Chaldean population, we know they are happening. Chaldean women and men are telling us their heart-wrenching stories. We often receive phone calls, emails or texts to pray for a Chaldean woman who has an appointment for an abortion, and/or for resources to help the pregnant woman make the right decision for life.