Jay Ambrose: Abortion poses major risks for Black Americans

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In the loud, raucous Roe v. Wade debate, we’ve heard a lot about the overreaching sacrifices women can face when having unwanted babies and about their rights to control their own bodies through abortions. Sympathy is widespread, while other, less-discussed issues need equal attention, such as the especially high rate of abortions afflicting Black Americans with approval, encouragement and help from many white Americans. Abortion, we should keep in mind, is not a one-way proposition. While we should respect pregnant women, what an abortion gets rid of is not just gobs of tissue. We are talking…

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