The following comes from an August 10 Campus Reform article by Autumn Price:

A recent University of North Carolina at Charlotte study shows the devastating consequences of abortion on minorities, revealing that voluntary infanticide is by far the leading cause of death for both blacks and Hispanics.

The paper, “Induced Abortion, Mortality, and the Conduct of Science,” was written by James Studnicki, Sharon J. Mackinnon, and John W. Fisher and was published in an online edition of the Open Journal of Preventive Medicine.

The authors take issue with the fact that abortion deaths are not included among the nation’s mortality statistics, pointing out that abortion is the leading cause of death for Hispanics and African Americans, and that the 1,152,000 deaths from abortion in 2009 made it the nation’s leading cause of death, accounting for almost a third (32.1 percent) of all deaths recorded that year.

“We considered induced abortion as the proximate cause of death and we subtracted the estimated number of natural fetal losses from the number of abortions to arrive at births averted by abortion,” they explain. ‘We used 2009 data because it was the most current year for which official group-specific fetal loss estimates were available from government sources.”

Perhaps the most impactful results of the study show that minorities are most affected by abortion, which the authors demonstrate using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and the Guttmacher Institute, which together show that of the nearly 6.5 million pregnancies in 2009, 35.5 percent of African American pregnancies were terminated, along with 17.1 percent of Hispanic pregnancies.

When considered in relation to other causes of death by race and ethnicity, abortion is by far the leading cause of mortality for Hispanics, accounting for 64 percent of deaths, as well as for blacks, among whom abortion is responsible for 61.1 percent of deaths—meaning close to two out of every three deaths in both communities are attributable to abortion.