Scientists’ Failure to Report Abortions as ‘Cause of Death’ Masks Massive Racial Disparities

UNITED STATES, Tinley Park : TINLEY PARK, IL - JULY 31: Stages of a fetus are displayed at the Illinois Right To Life a table while Republican presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the Freedom's Journal Institute for the Study of Faith and Public Policy 2015 Rise Initiative on July 31, 2015 in Tinley Park, Illinois. The event was billed as a "frank discussion on defending the sanctity of life from conception to natural death". Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP
A new research study illuminates the alarming paradox that, despite the fact that no credible scientific theory has refuted the reality that all human life begins at conception, the scientific community has not reported abortion as a “cause of death” in the country’s vital statistics system, a practice that aids public ignorance of the massive racial disparities associated with the procedure.