On Tuesday, just in time for Halloween, the Planned Parenthood 501(c)4 “Black Community” account tweeted out this delightful thought:
In other words, that baby might kill you, so go ahead and kill it pre-emptively. Abortion advocates say that abortion is less likely to kill you than going through pregnancy and childbirth. These statistics are dicey at best — the Centers for Disease Control has stated that such statistics aren’t actually comparable, because we measure deaths per live birth, not deaths per pregnancy not terminated via abortion. Furthermore, those statistics don’t take into account other damage via abortion, from physical to psychological.
But even by their statistics, it’s extraordinarily rare to die from pregnancy in the United States overall: the mortality rate among women “who delivered live neonates was 8.8 deaths per 100,000 live births” from 1998-2005. The mortality rate among women who induced abortion was 0.6 deaths per 100,000. But as Dr. Anne Davis, scholar of obstetrics and gynecology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York stated, “We wouldn’t tell people, ‘Don’t have a baby because it’s safer to have an abortion’ — that’s ridiculous.”
But that’s exactly what Planned Parenthood is selling: kill your baby if you want to live. And they’re doing it specifically for minority women. Which is egregious, given the fact that there are more black babies aborted in New York City every year than born.
But at least Planned Parenthood can sleep well at night knowing that more minority babies will be thrown in waste bins.