Abortion has lowered Black fertility rates to below sustainability levels

Guest Contributor: Walter B. Hoye II, Founder and Pres. of Issues4Life Foundation

UNION CITY, California, May 6th, 2019 | TruthPR.com | — According to The Social and Economic Status of the BLACK POPULATION in the United States: An Historical View, 1790-1978, a statistical reconstructed estimate of the total fertility rate for Black women in the 1850’s was about 7.9 births per woman. 100 years later, in 1950, the total fertility rate for Black women was about 3.6. That’s a 54% decline.

In the 1960s, Black Americans distrusted government and any attempt to limit our population. We feared the motivation behind taxpayer funded birth control clinics was nothing more than a malevolent effort to limit Black Political Power.

In 1965, at a meeting of the Council of Philadelphia Anti-Poverty Action Committee, Cecil Moore, president of the local NAACP chapter condemned a Planned Parenthood program in northern Philadelphia because 70% of the population were Black. Moore labeled the plan as “replete with everything to help the Negroes commit race suicide.”

On January 22nd, 1973, abortion on demand became legal nationwide. Sixty (60) days later in a March 22nd, 1973 Jet Magazine article entitled “Legal Abortion: Is It Genocide Or Blessing In Disguise?” Jesse Jackson warned: “Abortion is genocide. … Anything growing is living. If you got the thrill to set the baby in motion and you don’t have the will to protect it, you’re dishonest.”

By 1975, two (2) years after the legalization of abortion in 1973, the total fertility rate for Black women fell to 2.3 births per woman. Today, the Democratic Party and Black leadership in high places, including Jesse Jackson, endorse abortion on demand through all nine (9) months of pregnancy.

Today, according to the National Vital Statistics Report, Volume 68, Number 1 dated January 10th, 2019, the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) for Black Americans is 1.8.

If we look closer, only twelve (12) states out of fifty (50), plus the District of Columbia, whose Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is 1.8, have a Total Fertility Rate (TFR) above the replacement level of 2.1.

The states with the lowest Total Fertility Rate (TFR) for Black American women are Wyoming (1.1), California (1.5), New York (1.5), Connecticut (1.5), West Virginia (1.5), Rhode Island (1.5), Montana (1.6), and New Mexico (1.6).

The news only gets worse.

In addition to the above, there are eight (8) states, plus the District of Columbia, that currently have no gestational limits on abortion. Those states are Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont and again you have to add the District of Columbia, where, according to Black Demographics, Black Americans make up forty-nine (49%) of the population to the list.

According to the Population Reference Bureau, which is dedicated to informing people around the world about population, health, and the environment, long periods of low fertility rates have an irreversible consequence.

In 169 years the total Black Fertility Rate dropped 77%. At this rate, by 2050 the total Black Fertility Rate will have dropped to 1.3 or lower and face irreversibility.

Walter B. Hoye II, President of the Issues4Life Foundation, says: “There is such a thing as ‘Too Late.’ History, has written ‘Too Late’ on the tombstone of many.” Lamenting Hoye continues: “Cecil Moore was right. Planned Parenthood’s plan is ‘replete with everything to help the Negroes commit race suicide.’

Again, God help us!”


Walter B. Hoye IIWalter B. Hoye II is Founder and President of the Issues4Life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation, Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, an Executive Member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, a Board Member of The Morning Center, which was founded to provide free full-service maternity care for women in urban and under-served areas, a published author of the book Leadership from the IN|SIDE Out and serves as a leadership consultant.

In 1984, God used the premature birth (six months, 2.1 pounds) of his son to teach him that the fetus is a person, a living, breathing human being.