NAACP Says Banning Race Based Abοrtions is Unconstitutional

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The state of Arizona has become a hub for some of the most oddball news in the country, NAACP-Logorunning second only to Florida. So no one should’ve been surprised when the state passed a ban on race and gender based abortions. Although most pro-life advocates have made it their mission to end all abοrtion, lawmakers in Arizona decided to inject race into the issue.

The East Valley Tribune reports  that the NAACP is working to eliminate the 2011 statute which prohibits race based abοrtions.

But in legal papers filed last week, attorney Teresa Collett told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the state of Arizona has a right to decide that some reasons for ending a pregnancy are improper.

The 2011 law makes it illegal for a doctor to perform an abοrtion “knowing that the abοrtion is sought based on the sεx or race of the child or the race of the parent of that child.”

The NAACP and the National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum sued last year to have the law rendered unconstitutional.

As written, the law seems to ban abοrtions where the mother is black, but laws are supposed to be applied without regard to race. Those on the right aren’t happy with the NAACP’s role in this abοrtion fight, as evidenced by this quote taken from the anti-abοrtion website Life News:

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 abοrtions 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-abοrtion 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 Abοrtion of Colored People.

The NAACP has called Arizona’s abοrtion law an “insult” to the intelligence of black women, since it assumes that black women aren’t capable of making the same health decisions for themselves as white women without guidance from the government.