By Walter B. Hoye II

Okay, let’s not fall for the declining abortion monologue . . .

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Recently, I interviewed Dennis Howard, president of the Movement for a Better America and he reports: “We added at least 900,000 abortions to the toll this past year, including an estimated 325,000 Black American abortions. And let’s not forget the fact that the Black American abortion rate is still 3.5 times higher than the White American abortion rate, so Black Americans are still taking it on the chin.”

Dennis Howard went on to say, “No group has been hit harder by the economic, social and political impact of abortion and its ‘Echo Effect‘ than the Black American community. A Black American baby in the United States today is 2.5 times more likely to be aborted than all other races, thanks to aggressive marketing by abortion providers concentrated in our inner cities.”

Howard added: “Thanks to abortion and its Echo Effect, the Black American population in the United States has been cut by at least 40 million people. It would not be an overstatement to call this impact genocidal.”


All last year, I heard and read several reports on abortion numbers declining . . .

However, the reality is, the only decline is in the annual number of abortions. And the main reason for that decline is the declining number of women in their childbearing years caused by abortions over the past 50 years. In other words, because of the Echo Effect of past abortions.

Here’s the deal . . .

Sure, overall annual abortion numbers are down. And while this is good news on the surface, it is bad news deep below the surface, and a closer look is warranted. The fact is that the decline in abortions directly reflects the decline in the number of young women in their childbearing years.

You see, the decline in the annual number of abortions is a relative decline. Because so many babies have been aborted in the past, that has reduced the number of young women in their childbearing years by 30% to 50%, with the heaviest impact on Black American women on whom the Black American community depends on for its very existence in the future.

Let me put it this way . . .

The annual number of abortions is down, but not necessarily because of the life-saving efforts of the pro-life movement. According to Dennis Howard, abortions are declining because of the “Echo Effect.” These are the babies who will never be born because their mothers were aborted, and it echoes down the generations. Kill my children and you are also killing my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Howard calls it the “Echo Effect” from America’s abortion boom.

Howard says: “The 63 million babies we aborted since 1967 are no longer around to have babies in this generation, and that will ‘echo‘ down through future generations even if all abortions stopped tomorrow.  The only thing that can prevent this is a brand new ‘Baby Boom,’ like the one we had between 1945 and 1963.”

Howard points out: “The earlier ‘Baby Boom’ was the only thing that softened the impact of the ‘abortion bomb’ that hit us at the time of Roe v. Wade. Don’t forget that the last of the ‘Baby Boomers’ were still in their childbearing years until 2007. That kept births rising until their peak in 2007 in spite of the rising number of abortions. That’s when the trend suddenly reversed. I see nothing on the horizon to change that without a major cultural change and/or a full reversal on Roe v. Wade.”

I asked Dennis just how the combined impact of legalized abortion and its “Echo Effect” will change the future population of America.

Howard said, “The combined impact of abortion and its ‘Echo Effect‘ on future births means that we’re already down 100 million people from where we would have been without abortion. If not for that, our economy would be 30% bigger than it is today. My best forecast is that by 2035 we’ll be down a total of 149 million people as a result of abortion and its ‘Echo Effect.‘”

He added: “Tragically, the United States Supreme Court totally ignored the future economic and demographic impact of abortion on America when it decided Roe v. Wade.”

Okay . . .

Yeah, I know, this is stunning . . .

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However, when I look at abortions in Black America since 1968, I can see the “Echo Effect” has completely devastated and perhaps irreversibly laid to waste my community.

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third (23rd) and the most recent United States national census. In the 2010 United States Census, the United States Census Bureau clearly shows the Black American population of the United States at 39,310,817. The United States Census Bureau’s estimate for the 2018 Black American population is 41,747,271.

Okay, you better hold on to something now, because it gets worse . . .

If not for abortion and its generational “Echo Effect” on future births, the Black American population of the United States today would be over 70 million or 67.8% higher than it is today.

Clearly that would make a huge difference in the Black American, social, economic, and political influence nationally.

From my vantage point, this is certainly one of the reasons for the recent desperation evident in the Democrat Party regarding the growing trend among Black Americans moving toward the Republican Party and the fact that many of the men and women aborted would be of voting age today.

Dennis Howard states, “My best estimate is that the demographic impact of abortion may well put the Democratic Party out of business for the next 30 or 40 years. Losing 30 million future voters who normally voted 90% Democratic [that’s 27 million Black American votes which equals the total number of registered voters in the state of California] means a huge net loss of support for their party. Why the Democrats refuse to wake up to this reality is beyond comprehension.”

While politics has its place in America, the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the abortion industry’s ‘Alan’ Guttmacher Institute and the researchers at the Movement for a Better America clearly documents the genocidal damage that abortion has done to the Black American community.

In the public square, I’m told that the ‘Alan’ Guttmacher Institute and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America could very easily be downplaying the numbers, for public relation reasons.

Maybe so . . .

But, I’ve also been told that in the 1960s, during the Civil Rights Movement, Cecil Moore, the 1965 president of the Philadelphia NAACP chapter never would downplay the numbers impacting his people.

As a matter of fact, I can still hear Cecil Moore’s words, “Echoing” loud and clear today, when he said: “Planned Parenthood’s plan is replete with everything to help the Negroes commit race suicide.”

Even today, I don’t hear any questions for President Moore regarding his position on abortion.

You see, the “Echo Effect” from his statement, over 50 years ago, is still too loud.