The NAACP is at it again- they continue to try and make it easier for people to kill more black babies.
Last month, the Maricopa County chapter of the NAACP, represented by the ACLU, had their lawsuit- which challenged an Arizona law that bans race and sex-based abortions- dismissed because the judge claimed the NAACP and the organization who co-filed the claim, the National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum, lacked legal standing.
Now, the NAACP is appealing the case to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which means they just might win this time around.
As a reminder, The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 criminalizes those individuals who perform or receive an abortion based on the race or sex of the preborn child (or the race of the parent). It also criminalizes those who would coerce a person into performing or receiving a race or sex-based abortion. Lastly, it requires that the woman seeking an abortion and the person performing the abortion sign an affidavit stating that the abortion isn’t race or sex based.
The basis of the NAACP’s lawsuit/ appeal is an unfounded notion of discrimination; they also claim the law is “unconstitutional.” The NAACP feels that the law unfairly singles out, stigmatizes and thus “discriminates” against black and Asian women who seek abortions.
The NAACP claim that the law is unconstitutional is simply an attempt to have the ban struck down quickly. If one reads the law– it’s under two pages in length- one will see that this law doesn’t violate the constitution.
Last month, Justice David Campbell rightly said that the arguments presented to the court lacked the (legal) ability to prove the argument that specific minority groups- black and Asian women- would be denied equal treatment under the law. Both groups of women will still have access to abortions, maintain their “right”.
The ACLU also claims that law perpetuates racial stereotypes to shame and discriminate against women who attempt to get abortions.
The Arizona law doesn’t perpetuate racial stereotypes; nor does it discriminate. Again, when one reads the law it clearly states that the ban is applicable to everyone who seeks to have a race or sex-based abortion. If the law specifically singled out people based on their race, color or ethnicity in prohibiting abortions, then the claim of unconstitutionality would hold some weight.
But, I will say this. Any woman- I don’t care what her color, racial or ethnic makeup is- who attempts to have a sex-based abortion (primarily done when the preborn baby is a girl rather than a boy) or a race-based abortion, should be publicly shamed.
One can argue the political merits of abortion; I prefer to argue the morality of it. There is absolutely no moral reason a woman or a couple should have an abortion simply because the baby is a girl rather than a boy.
There is no moral reason why a woman or a couple should have an abortion because of the race of the baby. Period.
As reported by a Guttmacher Institute-led study, the black teenage abortion rates are more than twice as high as the national average. Among black 15-19 year olds, of every 1000 pregnancies, 41 are aborted; the national average is 18 per every 1000.
Another Guttmacher study shows that black women account for more than thirty percent of all abortions. Blacks are only 13 percent of the population.
Considering these statistics, that the Maricopa County chapter of the NAACP is actually trying to get Arizona’s state ban rescinded, again– which would have the effect of increasing these numbers- proves them to be immoral and actively engaged in and facilitating fratricide. It also demonstrates how unconcerned the NAACP is with the decimating effects abortion has on the community it purports to represent.
The precise words escape my ability to fully articulate the extent to which I loathe the NAACP. As I’ve remarked in an earlier post, the NAACP continues to defecate on its legacy by bringing this lawsuit- not once, but twice. The work and conduct of the modern NAACP completely nullifies the virtuous and reputable heritage regarding civil rights and should no longer, in good faith, be referred to as a civil rights organization.
And how can they be when they refuse to fight for the rights and protections of the most vulnerable among us? The NAACP is actively trying to minimize the protections of the most vulnerable.
It’s shameful, immoral and it’s sinful. Led by a so-called reverend, Rev. Oscar Tillman, President Member, NAACP National Board Vice President, NAACP Arizona State Conference.
Once again, it needs to be said- with so-called shepherds like these who claim to represent or take seriously black interests, it’s no wonder why the black sheep are so wayward.
 I’m including the national NAACP in here because they have yet, through either filings of this lawsuit, issued a statement that distances themselves from the Maricopa chapter. Further, the Maricopa chapter couldn’t proceed without the approval of the national chapter, further indicting them.