Minorities split over history, goal of abortion

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Minorities split over history, goal of abortion

Alveda King
By Charita Goshay
CantonRep.com staff writer

Posted May 16, 2010 @ 07:00 AM

Is abortion being used to eradicate certain groups of people, or is it strictly a health-care issue?

A black anti-abortion activist who underwent two procedures herself claims that minorities are being proportionately targeted for abortions.

Others say the notion is ridiculous.

Alveda King of Atlanta, director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, says it’s not a coincidence that, although blacks make up 12.3 percent of the population, they constitute 38 percent of all abortion procedures. In Ohio, the numbers are 11.7 percent and 39 percent, respectively. In Stark County, it’s 7 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

Abortion-rights supporters point to poverty and a lack of access to preventative care as factors behind the numbers.

Specifically targeting Planned Parenthood, King argues that as the minorities’ demands for…

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