National Right to Life announced it is joining its state affiliate, Georgia Right to Life, in supporting legislation that would prevent abortions discriminatorily based on the race or sex of the unborn child. SB 529 passed the House Judiciary Committee by a 10-8 vote and now moves to the Rules Committee.
SB 529 acknowledges the sad fact that abortions performed because the child is not of the preferred sex, once confined to certain parts of Asia, are becoming more common here.
It is deplorable that abortion is the leading cause of death in the African-American community. African-American abortions account for 36% of abortions performed in the United States, a number that is decimating the African-American population. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia is leading the nation in African-American abortions in the 38 states which file reports. African-Americans make up 30% of the Georgia population and account for 59% of abortions there. In 2008 alone, the Georgia Division of Health reported 18,901 African-American abortions.
SB 529 was initially supported by the Georgia NAACP which has now withdrawn its support. According to chapter president, Edward DuBose, as reported by LifeNews.com, “We now understand the intention of this legislation and wish to retract our support for it. Women of color in Georgia need more than divisive messages and deserve better access to health care.” Translation: Planned Parenthood set them straight.