Georgia NAACP shows being liberal is more important than being prolife

The Georgia chapter of the NAACP has just provided the country with an example of what most people have known all along: that's it's more important for liberal groups to adhere to the liberal orthodoxy - especially on abortion - than it is for them to look out for the best interests of the community that they supposedly represent.

This example comes as a result of their move to withdraw their support for a bill moving in the Georgia House of Representatives that would ban abortions conducted for the purpose of racial selection.

Edward DuBose, chapter president, issued a statement withdrawing the support, saying, "Earlier this month, the Georgia NAACP submitted a letter to support Senate Bill 529. We now fully understand the intention of this legislation and wish to retract our support for it."

"At the time, we were of the understanding that this bill would work to benefit the women in our community. However, after many conversations with membership and constituents, we now realize that this is nothing more than using women's health as a political tool," he said, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper. "Women of color in Georgia need more than divisive messages and deserve better access to health care."

The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which also helps stop abortions in cases when women are forced or coerced into having one, has already received backing from Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The measure would apply to abortion "the same standards of nondiscrimination" that govern employment, education, government and housing, its sponsors say. ...

Prolife advocates have pointed out that the Centers for Disease control has reported that Georgia currently leads the nation when it comes to abortions in the black community, (with African-Americans comprising 30% of the population but 59% of abortions).  Still, the NAACP, an organization that's supposedly concerned with civil rights for African-Americans, can't find the time to be concerned for the civil rights of the unborn in their own community.

Once again, more evidence that when they have to make a choice, liberals with always choose liberalism, even over their own constituency.


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