We all know that MSNBC is a race-obsessed network, at least when it comes to any number of public policy issues for which Republicans or conservatives can conceivably be assailed as racist. But the GOP, perhaps now more than ever, is thoroughly pro-life, working to advance restrictions and common-sense regulations on abortion clinics at the state level.
So we're not holding our breath for the Lean Forward network to pick up on this disturbing statistic: As our friend Michael Chapman of our sister site CNSNews.com, nearly 72 percent of all abortions in Mississippi are conducted on black women.
To give you a sense of the disproportionate nature of the Magnolia State's in utero death toll, African-Americans comprise just 37.4 percent of the population there (emphasis mine):
(CNSNews.com) – Although whites outnumber blacks in Mississippi by nearly 2-to-1, 71.67% of the babies aborted in Mississippi are black, while 26.6% are white.
Based on data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39,052 black babies were killed by abortions in Mississippi between 1995 and 2010. During that same time period, 14,529 white babies were aborted in the Magnolia State.
The total number of abortions between 1995 and 2010 in Mississippi was 54,484. In addition to blacks and whites, that number also includes abortions among Hispanics, "Other" (meaning Asian and Native American), and "Unknown," as published by the CDC.
The data for 2010 is the latest information from the CDC on reported abortions, as published in their annual Abortion Surveillance reports. The next report, which will cover 2011, is projected to be published in November of this year.
The population of Mississippi for 2012, as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, was 2,986,450. Among that group, whites comprised 59.9% or 1,788,883 persons. Blacks comprised 37.4% of the population, which equals 1,116,932 persons. The balance in population was comprised of Hispanics (2.9%), and American Indian, Pacific Islander and Asian (less than 1%).
Of course, MSNBC has not met a common sense abortion-control regulation that it ever favored. It has been wholeheartedly in Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's (D-Fort Worth) camp ever since she filibustered a bill to regulate the Lone Star State's abortion clinics.
Hitting closer to home for the Manhattan-based network, and really close to home for New York native Al Sharpton, in 2012, there were more abortions of black babies than live births in 2012. You can read more about that at CNSNews.com here.
Again, sadly, we do not expect the Rev. Al Sharpton to shed a tear much less lead a protest march lamenting the slaughter of black babies in the womb in New York City.
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