WARNING: WE FACE EXTINCTION
Monroe County’s black community in is on the path to extinction. Our population meets IUCN Red List criteria for an endangered species.
There are currently over 113,000 black people in Monroe County. If current trends continue, that population will be cut in half by the time our youngest are old—as soon as 60 years from now.,
We are no longer replacing ourselves. To maintain our population the average black woman must have 2.1 children. But in just the last ten years black fertility rates have dropped by 25%, from 2.48 children per woman to just 1.96 children per woman.
More than 1 in 3 black children are missing from our families due to abortion. In Rochester 36% of black pregnancies end in abortion.
Racial and ethnic minorities represent a total of 24% of the population of females of childbearing age in our county, but have 65% of the abortions.
We Demand Personhood
 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (2009). IUCN Red List Criteria for Endangered. Available from eoearth
Population projections performed using fertility rate trends and U.S. Census Bureau methodology (see footnote 4).
 Total fertility rates calculated from U.S. Census Bureau Vintage 2011 Population Estimates, applying NCHS methodology. See Census PDF