“Nobody Cares” About Black Women Who Die From Abortions

Once again, Christina Dunigan has provided some valuable information in a post at the RealChoice blog. Here she is posting about the disproportionate number of black women who die from abortions — and the lack of concern shown by those who claim that “black lives matter:”

Blacks comprise about 13 percent of the US population, yet Black woman are sold roughly 35 percent of abortions. But most disturbing is this fact: Black women account for at least 50 percent of known abortion deaths.

This bears repeating: A young Black woman is more than twice as likely to be sold an abortion as a young white woman, and once she gets on the abortion table, she is about twice as likely to suffer fatal complications as a white woman.

More to the point, a Black woman coming of age in the US is at least four times more likely to die from abortion complications than a white woman coming of age.

Christina goes on to quote Matty Byrd, whose daughter Belinda died on January 27, 1987, after a five-hour delay in receiving proper medical care:

I am the mother of Belinda Byrd, victim of abortionists at [Inglewood]. I am also the grandmother of her three young children who are left behind and motherless. I cry every day when I think how horrible her death was. She was slashed by them and then she bled to death … and nobody cares. I know that other young black women are now dead after abortion at that address. … Where is [the abortionist] now? Has he been stopped? Has anything happened to him because of what he did to my Belinda? Has he served jail time for any of these cruel deaths? People tell me nothing has happened, that nothing ever happens to white abortionists who leave young black women dead. I’m hurting real bad and want some justice for Belinda and all other women who go like sheep to slaughter.

Read the whole post here.

Learn more:
Two Deaths from “Safe and Legal” Abortions: Would More Women Die If Not for Legalization?
5 Myths About Back-Alley Abortions
Abortionists Are Not Held Accountable for Mistakes

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