Friday, July 20, 2001

And here's a chilling article about the unbelieveably high abortion rates among black women. Absolutely staggering. Here's one of many things in this article that just knocked the wind out of me:

Incredibly, in 1997 there was a higher rate of abortion among unmarried black women than live births. In other words, when an unmarried black woman became pregnant, abortion was more likely than birth.

All this made more salient for me as a 14 year old girl who has been part of our ministry learned last week that she was pregnant. In addition to facing the difficulty of being a poor, unwed teenage mother who's not yet out of middle school, she is facing pressure on at least one front to fix this problem by getting an abortion.

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