On Lincoln’s Birthday, NAACP Continues Promoting Abortion

Opinion   |   Ryan Bomberger   |   Feb 12, 2013   |   8:07PM   |   Washington, DC

Today marks the birth of one of the most remarkable individuals in American history. Abraham Lincoln, born into poverty, lived a life of greatness that is too often reduced in its significance in today’s popular culture. The Great Emancipator’s words and actions were the catalyst for millions to be able live out their God-given Purpose, eventually freed from the shackles of slavery and inexplicable human degradation.

Today is also the birthday of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), which formed on this day February 12, 1909.  But unlike Lincoln, whose worldview was shaped by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass (a slave born of rape but a man defined by limitless possibility), the NAACP has allowed itself to be shaped by an ideology that seeks control, conformity, and confusion as it advocates the destruction of beautiful Possibility every day.

Recently, the NAACP has threatened to sue LifeNews, me and the organization I co-founded, The Radiance Foundation. In numerous writing for news and blog websites, including my own, we’ve merely described the “civil rights” group for what it is—a pro-abortion advocate. More specifically, the NAACP has threatened to sue us for “trademark infringement” because we dared to call them the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.”
That’s exactly who they’ve shown themselves to be.

The NAACP has proudly proclaimed it’s pro-abortion position since 2004, where they passed a resolution undeniably declaring their ironic support of abortion. In their document “Health Policies and Resolutions: 1992-2003” they oddly refer to the NARAL/Planned Parenthood “March Against Fear” (later renamed the “March for Women’s Lives”) as the March for Life. On page 41, they claim: “More than eight decades ago, the NAACP’s most distinguished founder, Dr. W.E.B. DuBois understood that making birth control available to poor women helped them gain control over their lives.”

Abortion is control—population control. And today, the black population in America has only experienced more poverty, exponentially higher STDs, increasing “unintended pregnancies”, epidemic fatherlessness (72.3%), and abortions of 40% of black pregnancies nationwide. As we reveal in our TooManyAborted.com campaigns, black babies are aborted up to 6 times the rate of the majority population such as in NYC where more black babies are aborted than are born alive. DuBois considered these lives “unfit” as he aligned himself with the Negro Project and Margaret Sanger, who was not on a benevolent crusade to rescue the black community from poverty.

Dr. DuBois wrote some of the most repugnant remarks about poorer blacks in Sanger’s Birth Control Review. He wrote in a 1932 article entitled: “Black Folks and Birth Control” (h/t Life Dynamics) that: “…the mass of ignorant Negroes still breed carelessly and disastrously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among whites, is from that part of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly. They must learn that among human races and groups, as among vegetables, quality and not mere quantity, really counts.”

There’s nothing quite like comparing the lives of human beings with produce. This detachment with reality continues to run in the NAACP’s veins.

The organization regularly engages in historical revision. It’s no wonder they fail to mention that they angrily parted ways with W.E.B. DuBois, in 1934, because of his duplicitous radical ideology. At times a man of tremendous insight and inspiration, DuBois’ positions on issues were in direct conflict with the NAACP, especially his advocacy of segregation. Praising murderous regimes like the Soviet Union and China, he became a communist, renounced his American citizenship, praised Stalin (who murdered millions in his Purges) in his unretracted infamous obituary, and became a citizen of Ghana in 1961. He died two years later.

You won’t hear that from NAACP President Benjamin Jealous or Chairman of the Board Roslyn Brock. In fact, W.E.B. Dubois is misremembered fondly by those who often say, “A people who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it.” Well, here’s a historical moment that the NAACP can’t disavow no matter how many times NAACP VP of Advocacy, Hilary Shelton, falsely claims the NAACP has not taken a position on abortion. Julian Bond, the NAACP Chairman back in 2004 when they passed the abortion resolution, didn’t just endorse the pro-abortion “March for Women’s Lives”, he was one of the keynote speakers. He told activists: “We believe the right to Reproductive Freedom is as basic as the right to eat at a lunch counter!”

That same year, he delivered an identical speech at a huge NARAL fund-raising dinner praising DuBois’ work with Sanger and the high rate of abortion among black women, saying: “Black women exercise that precious right, at a rate far exceeding their percentage in the population. And large majorities identify themselves as pro-choice.”

The NAACP actually acknowledged the disproportionately high abortion rate, 5 times higher than that of white women in 2004, and celebrated it! This explains a lot.

When abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” on 3801 Lancaster Ave in Philly was exposed, butchering women and children (specifically minorities), the NAACP was silent.

When a young black Chicago woman, Tonya Reaves, was left to bleed to death for over 5 hours in a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, the NAACP was silent.

When Planned Parenthood abortionist Ron Virmani (who claims he was fired from his previous job at Presbyterian Hospital because of racism) defended his new job by spewing: “Let me see you adopt one of those ugly black babies,” the NAACP was silent.

Well, I was one of those “ugly black babies”. And my life wasn’t worth defending by the nation’s oldest civil rights group. And today, that same organization is trying to silence me because I’m simply telling the truth. They enable the destruction of black lives, not just through their abortion advocacy, but also due to their unwillingness to address the epidemic of fatherlessness and the deterioration of black two-parent married families (amounting to less than 30% of households in the black community today).

When The Radiance Foundation launched our billboards, exposing the devastating impact of abortion in the black community, in Atlanta and in cities across America, the NAACP denounced us.



When Lila Rose’ Live Action exposed Planned Parenthood’s repeated attempts to cover up rape and sex trafficking (resulting in the firing of numerous clinic staff), the NAACP joined other pro-abortion groups and denounced Live Action.

When Republicans in Congress passed a resolution (HR1) to defund the nation’s largest abortion chain, which is predominantly located in urban communities where “unintended” pregnancy rates, STDs and HIV/AIDs continue to rise, the NAACP denounced the GOP’s efforts.

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a triumph of fortitude and humanity. Lincoln would never have believed that the bloodstained institution of slavery would’ve been replaced by the blood-soaked industry of abortion. Over 600,000 died in America’s Civil War that led to the beginning of freedom for millions of slaves. Today over 55 million have died under the false pretense of “Reproductive Freedom”, a disproportionate15 million of whom were black. It’s unconscionable that the NAACP, with such a rich heritage of defending black lives, has traded freedom for frailty. They have chosen to serve a different kind of master—liberalism.