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National Abortion Rates Highest Among African-American Teens and Twice the National Average

[ATLANTA DAILY WORLD]

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A new study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute shows that African American teen abortion rates are more than twice as high as the national average.

According to the study, the national average is 18 abortions per 1,000 women among 15-19-year olds. The African-American abortion rate is 41 per 1,000 women among that age group, which is four times higher than non-Hispanic whites abortion rate at 10 per 1,000 and twice as high for Hispanics at 20 per 1,000.

The Guttmacher Institute revealed in a recent study that black women account for 30 percent of all abortions and African Americans make up only 13 percent of the total U.S. population.

Read more about Black teen abortion rates at Atlanta Daily World.

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Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and BlackPressUSA.com. 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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