The National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People wrapped up its annual meeting today after refusing to
hear a resolution submitted by its Macon, Ga., chapter addressing
abortion’s negative impact on the black community. Dr. Alveda King,
niece of Martin Luther King Jr., urged the NAACP to read the
resolution.

Clenard Childress, the New Jersey director of the Life Education and
Resource Network, said sweeping the matter under the rug goes against
NAACP policy.

“This is a violation of its own bylaws,” he told Family News in
Focus. “This is why it’s clear in my mind — and anybody else
that’s looking at this objectively — that it’s censorship.”

According to the Guttmacher Institute, black American women are
nearly four times more likely than white women to have an abortion.
Childress said the NAACP needs to stop playing politics.

“We find it deplorable that an institution that was founded to
ensure the rights of African-Americans and our voices being heard is
choosing to censor one of their own chapters,” he said.

Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said
the NAACP rejected a similar proposal in 2004 due to an alleged
“technicality.”

“We have to face the fact that they take an abortion stand,” she
said. “They are basically saying that we are for civil rights —
except for the fact that you are an unborn child.”

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