House GOP Crafts Fantasy Memo on Abortion

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee are circulating a memo saying, “abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community.” [MJ]  What is even more interesting is the fact that the source cited by the Republicans to bolster their claim that abortion is used to control the African American population comes to the opposite conclusion. [MJ]

Back to Reality: What are the major causes of mortality in the African American community?  According to the CDC report issued on August 26, 2011, it was the Big Three — Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke.  The CDC chart shows:

Now, could we talk about getting adequate health care delivery and access in minority communities?  Or, at least discuss how best to reduce the incidence of heart disease? Cancer? Strokes?

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