Daniel Doherty

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is all worked up over an Arizona law passed in 2011 that prohibits race-based and sex selective abortions. The Civil Rights group evidently believes that the weakest and most innocent among us are disposable, and furthermore, that common sense laws meant to protect unborn African-American children -- and unborn baby girls -- are unconstitutional. Life News has the head-spinning details:

A pro-life legal group is having to go to court to help the state of Arizona protect its law it passed to ban race-based abortions. Here’s the ironic rub: the NAACP filed a lawsuit against the bill, which stops abortions done specifically if the baby is African-American (or any other specific race or gender).

It makes one wonder if the NAACP, which, for years has held a pro-abortion position and which recently won a court order to silence a black pro-life who was writing at LifeNews to expose it’s abortion advocacy, should be called the National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit urging it to reject the NAACP’s lawsuit against an Arizona bill that prohibits sex- and race-based abortions.

ADF attorneys along with ADF-allied attorney and University of St. Thomas Law Professor Teresa Collett represent bill sponsor Rep. Steve Montenegro, U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Dr. Alveda King, and multiple African-American and women’s groups who oppose such abortions. Montgomery is also serving as co-counsel.

Alliance Defending Freedom's Casey Mattox released the following statement:

“Every innocent life deserves to be protected, and that’s especially true of any babies targeted for death simply because of their sex or race,” said ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox. “Nothing about an abortion committed on the basis of sex or race is medically necessary or constitutionally protected. The fact that groups who supposedly exist to protect the interests of minorities and women are attacking this law is scandalous.”

Indeed. At what point does a woman’s “right” to abort a baby, based solely on criteria as capricious as sex or race, trump the life of an innocent child? Opposing such life-giving bills is indefensible. The NAACP deserves all the backlash coming its way.


Daniel Doherty

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