NAACP Threatens Black Pro-Life Advocate
Whitney WilliamsReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2013 Feb 11
(WNS) -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has threatened to sue a black man for, in his words, “trying to save black babies.”
But Ryan Bomberger, a child conceived in rape and now the chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation, isn’t bowing to the pressure. In fact, just the opposite.
Last Friday in Virginia, with the help of attorney Charles M. Allen of Alliance Defending Freedom, Bomberger filed his own lawsuit against the historic civil rights organization.
“It is ironic that a black man is being sued by the nation’s oldest civil rights group for exercising his most basic civil right — the freedom of speech,” Bomberger, who often refers to the organization as the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People," said on his website.
Bomberger said a lawyer from the liberal organization sent him a letter falsely accusing him of “trademark infringement” for using the NAACP in his artwork and on his website.
But really, said Bomberger, “this threat of legal action from the NAACP is nothing more than a multi-million dollar organization’s attempt to bully someone who’s simply telling the truth.”
Bomberger maintains that the First Amendment, as well as “fair use” provisions of the law, protect his work from the “false” accusations.
In addition to filing the lawsuit, he also called the NAACP’s priorities into question.
“Our inner cities are crumbling, two-parent married families barely exist, 72.3 percent of our children are born into homes without fathers, and the NAACP wants to silence me for pointing out its support of abortion,” he said.
This isn’t the first time the NAACP has come after Bomberger. Last summer, he launched a billboard campaign for the unborn, calling the unwanted babies in his community “black and beautiful” and comparing abortion to slavery, LifeSiteNews.com reported.
To that campaign, NAACP official Hillary Shelton retorted, “Slavery was about not having the right to make any decisions. This is so far removed from that, that if it weren’t such a serious issue, it would almost be laughable.”
In 2004, the organization came out in support of abortion-on-demand, with then-chairman Julian Bond saying the group was “pleased to join those insisting on a woman’s right to control her own body.”
According to Bomberger, 60 percent of viable black pregnancies end in aborting in New York City, the home of NARAL and Planned Parenthood — meaning more black babies are aborted in the New York City area than are born alive.
Bomberger, an adoptee and adoptive father, created the website TooManyAborted.com as a public ad campaign to “expose the eugenic racism that gave birth to Planned Parenthood and the tragic alliance that exists between the nation’s oldest civil rights group and the nation’s abortion giant.”
“The Radiance Foundation has no intentions of being silenced by those who disagree with the facts,” Bomberger said on his website.
c. 2013 WORLD News Service. Used with permission.
Publication date: February 11, 2013