In Ohio, we lose thousands of Trayvon Martins each year. Regardless of what opinion you may have on the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, the fact remains that a young African-American male was killed in Florida last year. And any unnatural loss of life is always a tragedy.
As the community reflects on that tragedy, we all have the opportunity to confront the egregious tragedy that disproportionately affects the African-American community daily: abortion.
Black women comprise approximately 8 percent of the population, yet almost 40 percent of all abortions take place in their wombs and on their innocent children. Whether you consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice, you would be sorely remiss to deny that abortion poses a serious crisis within the African-American community.