Black Pro-Lifers to Protest the 44th NAACP Image Awards
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/28/13 2:48 PM
The NAACP will host its 44th Image Awards Show to honor cultural and entertainment luminaries presenting the best face of black Americans. Leading black pro-life advocates will be on hand to protest the event, because the NAACP promotes abortion.
At this year’s event, the National Black Prolife Coalition tells LifeNews it will be protesting “due to the failure of the civil rights organization to represent the best interests of the community” including abortion.
Protesters from across the nation will assemble in Los Angeles to declare that the NAACP has betrayed the black community, says Rev. Edward Pinkney, President of Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO).
“The NAACP is out of touch with the black community and supports population control as set forth by Planned Parenthood which has targeted black people,” he said.
Dr. Johnny Hunter, National Director of Life Education And Resource Network (LEARN), says, “Racist elitists no longer need the Ku Klux Klan to control blacks; they have Planned Parenthood. And Planned Parenthood has the NAACP on a leash.”
The founder of the northeast division of LEARN, Pastor Clenard Childress states, “The NAACP must quit endorsing destructive and unfruitful behavior.”
Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luterh King Jr., told LifeNews, “The NAACP’s departure from the wisdom and life affirming principles of the Bible is very alarming, and must be stopped for the safety, security, and future of our children.”
The NAACP passed a 2004 resolution voicing support for “equal access to abortion” and urging its members to participate in a pro-abortion rally in Washington. Then, in 2007, the NAACP, for the second time in four years, blocked a proposed resolution expressing opposition to abortion.
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP came under fire in 2010 for withdrawing its support for a bill advancing in the Georgia state legislature that would ban abortions done specifically because the child is African-American.
The decision drew criticism from Star Parker, a nationally syndicated pro-life black columnist.
“Why would a bill that criminalizes abortion motivated by race not have the support of the NAACP? Or, even more perplexing, why would the NAACP endorse such a bill and then rescind its endorsement?” she asked.
“After the bill moved to the House for passage, suddenly Edward DuBose, president of the Georgia NAACP, had a change of heart. In a statement withdrawing NAACP’s support for the bill, DuBose claimed they didn’t “fully understand” it when they endorsed it,” she added. “It’s not news that an abortion holocaust is taking place in black America. Blacks, about 12 percent of our population, account for almost 40% of the abortions that are performed nationwide each year.”
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NAACP officials rushed to defend the nation’s largest abortion business after videos were released showing Planned Parenthood staffers helping alleged sex trafficking ring operators. A collection of 27 organizations, including the civil rights group, sent a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to resist the urge to support a bill sponsored by Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana to cut the millions in taxpayer funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business receives through the federal family planning program.
The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization has gone as far as denouncing a pro-life educational billboard campaign aimed at drawing attention to the high black abortion rate and valuing the life of black children.