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Friday, January 27, 2012

Baltimore's declining population can be linked to high abortion rates

Diana Schaub is professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. She  posts an  article in the Baltimore Sun that is sure to cause some stir with its frankness. The article points out the "decline in population  for six straight decades that has reduced the population by a third." Now the mayor  of Baltimore wants to start a program to increase the population by 22,000 in 10 years.  The article makes some stark observations,  but the people have to stop burying their head in the sand first.

"The decline of marriage, particularly among African-Americans, is all too familiar. Not as well-known is that Maryland has a very high abortion  rate (third highest among the states in 2005, the year that the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene stopped collecting abortion statistics). The breakdown by jurisdiction reveals that Baltimore City is driving those deadly numbers, and also that the abortion rate among African-American women is at least triple the white rate."
The  fact filled but hard hitting article ends with a quote from a famous work of art.....

 "For a model of commitment to life, we might start with the great speech given by Mama to her feckless son in Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun": "I'm waiting to hear how you be your father's son. Be the man he was. ... Your wife say she going to destroy your child. And I'm waiting to hear you talk like him and say we a people who give children life, not who destroys them."
Wow, way to tell it!!

HT: Patty Ann


Anonymous said...

The black women in Baltimore are doing the tax payers of Maryland a favor. We do not have to support their unwanted children. I would rather pay for an abortion than support an unwanted child for 18 years who will more than likely become a ward of the penal system. It costs Maryland taxpayers more per year to incarcerate a prisoner than it does to send a child to the University of Maryland.

With the above said, white flight and middle class black flight are responsible for Baltimore's population decline. Anyone with sense moves to the suburbs or exurbs to get away from the crime.

Susie Allen said...

white flight certainly is present but your statement that you would rather pay for abortion than upkeep....hmmm as a may be aborting the next president?? You also state that the child of the single mom may end up in jail...true but shows the importance of the dad in the family. All children are wanted by someone.

No doubt taxes in MD are outrageous...