Racial Injustice: Abortion Kills Thousands of Trayvon Martins Every Year

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.