Blacks and Hispanics Defend Indiana’s Law That Protects Unborn Life

Nov 3, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief at the Indiana Supreme Court on behalf of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and the Frederick Douglass Foundation that holds there is no right to abortion within the Indiana Constitution and defends the state’s pro-life law that limits the killing of innocent unborn children. 

Six weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey abortion decisions, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) into law which became effective as of September 15, 2022. This law prohibits abortion at any stage of gestation except in cases of rape, incest, fatal fetal anomalies or when the woman’s life is at risk. 

The NHCLC and Frederick Douglass Foundation represent millions of African Americans and Hispanics. These minority communities have been the direct target of abortion, and most Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics are in black and Hispanic neighborhoods. Liberty Counsel also filed an amicus brief on behalf of the NHCLC and the Frederick Douglass Foundation at the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs abortion case. In overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the High Court cited to this brief acknowledging that abortion has disproportionally impacted the black community.

Liberty Counsel’s amicus brief in Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, et al., v. Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, al., states, “Abortion has a dark eugenic foundation that violates key protections of the Indiana Constitution, and the State of Indiana is right to take measures to limit it as much as possible. As members of or ministers to the African American and Hispanic communities, Amici have a strong interest in exposing the racist and eugenic history of the abortion movement.” 

Abortion has a dark eugenic foundation that violates key protections of the Indiana State Constitution. The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, and the early abortion movement purposefully attempted to utilize abortion as a means of population control among those populations they considered lesser than white Americans. Even though Planned Parenthood masquerades as a benevolent organization claiming to offer “women’s health care services” to disadvantaged women, the abortion organization is primarily the reason why black babies are aborted in America three times more often than white babies, and Hispanic preborn children are killed 1½ times more often than whites.

The brief continues, “Indiana’s decision to protect innocent and defenseless human life in the womb should be upheld. The abortion industry in the United States is rooted in a eugenics movement that seeks to eradicate those who are deemed unwanted or undesirable…According to the Centers for Disease Control’s most recent data, Black women accounted for 33.6 percent of all reported abortions in 2018, even though they make up 13 percent of women in the United States. Black women also had the highest abortion rate (21.2 abortions per 1,000 women) and ratio (335 abortions per 1,000 live births). Further, abortion-induced deaths of the unborn in the Black community are 69 times higher than HIV deaths, 31 times higher than homicides, 3.6 times higher than cancer-related deaths, and 3.5 times higher than deaths caused by heart disease.” 

Liberty Counsel’s Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “Abortion is racist human genocide for profit. Liberty Counsel is proud to stand with Indiana on behalf of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and the Frederick Douglass Foundation to finally end the dark, racist, eugenic history of abortion. We must make the womb a safe place once again.” 

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