Several months ago, two so-called civil rights groups- the Maricopa County chapter of the NAACP and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, represented by the ACLU- sued the state of Arizona in an attempt to overturn a law that criminalized race and sex-based abortions.
The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act of 2011, sought to criminalize any person who knowingly performed an abortion that was based on the race or sex of the preborn child or the parent. The law also criminalized any person who coerces or pressures a woman into having an abortion as a result of the race or sex of the preborn child. Lastly, the Arizona law required any woman who sought an abortion to sign an affidavit confirming that the abortion isn’t a result of the race/sex of the preborn child.
The lawsuit on behalf of the NAACP claimed that the law was discriminatory because it singled out and stigmatized black and Asian women, claiming the law violated women’s rights protected under the equal protection clause found in the Fourteenth Amendment.
Far from being discriminatory, the law sought to extend protections not only to preborn children, but also to those women whose families might emotionally or physically attempt to manipulate pregnant women into having abortions due to racial or sexual animus.
Well, thank God, U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell has ruled that the two parties who brought the suit didn’t have legal standing to do so and has tossed the suit out.
Unfortunately, to my knowledge, he didn’t call the plaintiffs foolish.
In any case, this means the law will continue to be enforced, protecting the lives of preborn children and the mothers who carry them from potential racial and sexual hostility.
I still maintain- which is obvious- that the law as it is written doesn’t discriminate against any person or group precisely because it’s applicable to everyone, equally. No one can perform or receive a race or sex-based abortion; it criminalizes all who seek to do so. If the law had specifically singled out black or Asian women, it would be discriminatory and thus, unconstitutional.
That the NAACP would involve itself in a lawsuit against a statute that sought to minimize racial violence in the form of race-based abortions is stunning. By participating in this lawsuit, it shows- among other things- that the NAACP believes more race and sex-based abortions qualify as ending discrimination.
Further, that they would sue a state to rescind a law that would have the obvious result of increasing the abortions blacks have, particularly in light of the disproportionately high numbers of abortions by blacks relative to their population, is a clear demonstration- again- of the moral confusion or immorality plaguing the NAACP.
The president of the Maricopa County NAACP is Rev. Oscar Tillman. Tillman is also NAACP National Board Vice President. A so-called reverend, so-called man of God, representing a “civil rights group” that advocates for (more) abortion.
With these kinds of “reverends” who purport to be called to be ministers of the gospel as “leaders” in the black community, it’s absolutely no wonder blacks are in such need of spiritual reformation and renewal.
Jesus says in Luke 17 that things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe unto that person through whom they come.
To the NAACP and the “Reverend” Oscar Tillman… woe indeed.