The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has issued a statement condemning Texas for Pro-Life laws like this year’s Texas Heartbeat Act. The NAACP published an open letter at the end of October calling on professional athletes to avoid signing for Texas teams. According to one of the nation’s oldest civil rights organizations protecting the lives of preborn babies is unacceptable.
According to the letter, the NAACP sent the recommendation to the National Football League Players Association, Women’s National Basketball Players Association, National Basketball Players Association, Major League Baseball Players Association, and National Hockey League Players’ Association, urging free agents to avoid signing with Texas teams. Citing recent Pro-Life laws and progressive legislative priorities that have been thwarted in Texas, the NAACP condemns Texas in some of the strongest possible terms. Demonstrating incredible hyperbole, the letter urges athlete “to reconsider moving their families to a state that is not safe for anyone.”
Far from “an incomprehensible assault on basic human rights,” the Texas Heartbeat Act is a bold attempt to defend human rights in Texas and end the elective killing of preborn babies in our state. The letter was signed by none less than the NAACP’s National President Derrick Johnson and Texas State Conference President Gary Bledsoe.
The pair describes Texas as “a blueprint by legislators to violate constitutional rights for all, especially women, children, and marginalized communities.” Johnson claimed, “When all else fails, we must look within and answer the call to protect the basic human rights and democratic values which are fundamental to this country,” adding, “Professional athletes serve as some of our country’s greatest role models and we need them to join us to fight for democracy.”
The NAACP’s theatrics are the latest in attempts by powerful organizations under the influence of the abortion industry to boycott Texas. Woke tech companies and abortion activists have been condemning Texas since the Heartbeat Act went into effect in September of this year. What matters is not what anti-Life activists in other states want but what Texans want for their own state. Pro-Lifers in Texas have been working to pass strong Life-saving legislation for years, and they are now fighting to defend the law from lawsuits from the anti-Life Biden DOJ and the Texas abortion industry.
What is particularly disturbing with the NAACP’s letter is how the organization’s leaders have failed the members whose interests they claim to serve. The claims that Texas’s laws are racist ignore the history and present reality of racism in the abortion industry. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, was a eugenicist who advocated for sterilization and population control of the very people of color the NAACP exists to represent.
Sanger’s eugenic worldview was so egregious that Planned Parenthood finally forced to address the abortion giant’s legacy. While finally admitting that Sanger dehumanized people she saw as inferior, Planned Parenthood continues to ignore how her philosophy continues to animate the abortion organization and how the abortion industry preys on the most vulnerable, telling mothers that their success depends on the destruction of their preborn children. While pretending outrage at commonsense measures in Texas to defend human Life and advance human rights, the NAACP ignores the ways that legal abortion has targeted for death the very people the organization claims to help.
Additionally, the NAACP’s CEO acknowledges how much cultural influence celebrities have while ignoring how abortion has harmed so many of them. Courageous female athletes have started to share their stories of coerced abortion, many, like Sanya Richards-Ross, explaining how they felt that abortion was their only option to continue their career in sports. The NAACP ignoring the status quo of elective abortion has led to a regime of coerced abortion that oppresses mothers, especially marginalized and vulnerable women who think they have no other choice.
The NAACP’s letter regarding the Texas Heartbeat Act is a without substance, a politically motivated attack on the Pro-Life values of Texans. The NAACP has betrayed the mission for which the organization was founded, most of all betraying mothers and children whose lives they view as expendable for the political ends they serve.