February 11, 2013 Print

NAACP Threatens to Sue Pro-Life Group

by Bethany Monk

The nation’s oldest civil rights group is threatening legal action after a pro-life foundation exposed its pro-abortion agenda.

The NAACP alleges that pro-life leader Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation, participated in “trademark infringement.”

For several years, Bomberger has written about the NAACP’s support of abortion, and paid for billboards criticizing the group. He even parodied its name, calling it “The National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.”

“It’s ironic that the nation’s oldest civil rights group is threatening to sue a black man for exercising his most basic civil right — the freedom of speech,” Bomberger explained. “This threat of legal action from the NAACP is nothing more than a multi-billion dollar organization’s attempt to bully someone who’s simply telling the truth.”

In response to the NAACP’s Jan. 28 letter, Alliance Defending Freedom has asked a federal court, on behalf of Bomberger, to declare that the First Amendment protects The Radiance Foundation’s freedom of speech. The lawsuit is not seeking any damages.

The number of African-American babies killed by abortion is staggering.

Nationwide, 40 percent of black pregnancies end in abortion. In New York City —the original home of NARAL and Planned Parenthood — it’s 60 percent.

The NAACP often defends Planned Parenthood.

In fact, former NAACP President Julian Bond once spoke at a dinner for NARAL Pro-Choice America where he lauded the fact that African-American women have high abortion rates, Bomberger said.

“When Live Action revealed that Planned Parenthood was willing to accept racist donations, the NAACP came to their defense,” he explained. “When Congress wanted to defund Planned Parenthood, they rushed to Planned Parenthood’s defense. When we launched our billboards, they rushed to Planned Parenthood’s defense. In fact, Planned Parenthood has been their sponsor at their annual convention, numerous years. They have aligned themselves with Planned Parenthood for the longest time.  Supporting abortion and advocating for abortion for years.”

Bomberger will continue to speak up for life.

“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,” Bomberger said.

“The Radiance Foundation has no intentions of being silenced by those who disagree with facts.”

Read the NAACP’s letter to The Radiance Foundation.

Learn more about The Radiance Foundation.