His comment was a response to a tweet by the pro-life group Live Action about abortion in the black community. February is Black History Month in America, and the group noted that abortion kills more black Americans than any other cause.
Research by various groups has pointed to abortion as the No. 1 killer of black lives in America, more than heart disease, cancer, gun violence and other crimes. These comparisons are based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, Guttmacher Institute, National Vital Statistics Report and other reputable sources.
Black Americans have a disproportionately high number of abortions compared to other racial groups. According to census data, African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but have about 30 percent of all abortions. The problem is disturbingly evident in New York City, where state data shows more black babies are aborted than are born.
But, as Napier pointed out, abortion is a violent hate crime against every unborn baby, no matter what their skin color or abilities are.
“It’s unbelievable that we still have to be discussing the question of whether an unborn child is human!” the archbishop wrote last week in response to three abortion survivors who appeared on Fox News to tell their stories. “What else can it be? Even a toddler has no problem saying: Mummy’s going to have a baby!”