Press Release: For Release March 30, 2022 – African American Leaders File Amicus in Historic Case

Press Release: For Release March 30, 2022 – African American Leaders File Amicus in Historic Case

Signers Seek Favorable Summary Judgment in Baby QClass Action Lawsuit

“No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, can be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

It would take 100 years from the Emancipation Proclamation for these words to find their place in the American legal landscape with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Yet, still in America today, some 57 years since the passing of the Civil Rights Act, an African-American baby is 3-to-5 times more likely to be aborted than a white child due to the persistent targeting of Black babies by the abortion industry. More than 20 million African-American babies have been cruelly killed since Roe v. Wade.

Alveda King, the niece of civil rights icon, Martin Luther King Jr., notes that, “No ethnic group in American society has ever suffered more deliberate discrimination, dehumanization, torture, dismemberment, and death legally imposed upon them than black children.”

Abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, one of history’s most callous and cruel institutions, admits that their founder was an overtly racist eugenicist. As Justice Thomas points out in Box v. Planned Parenthood, less than 100 years ago leading academics openly supported the eradication of entire communities of African-Americans. The idea that Planned Parenthood would “want to exterminate the Negro population” came from its own founder, who proudly admitted that her goal was to stop all reproduction by those she deemed “unfit.”

Justice Thomas, recognizes in Box that the problem of discrimination against African-Americans, propounded through Planned Parenthood, is so pervasive that many are prevented “from being born in the first place,” thanks to abortion … a “significantly more effective as a tool of eugenics.”

Planned Parenthood’s sordid and incontrovertible eugenicist history is one of concentrated and relentlessly targeting of African-American mothers and their babies.

In 2018, Alabama’s voters overwhelmingly passed a state constitutional amendment that protects unborn children of every color in Alabama. And, in 2019, the Alabama Legislature passed the Human Life Protection Act – arguably the most life-protective legislation in the country, recognizing children in the womb as persons.

Yet, in spite of the Legislature’s initiative and the Alabama Constitution they swore before God to uphold, the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Judiciary of Alabama appear to be shrugging their shoulders, refusing to acknowledge that the United States Constitution allows them to protect innocent, unborn black children from discriminatory abortion in Alabama.

The Baby Q case, in which we the thirty undersigned have intervened, was initiated in the Alabama Courts on the 158th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in 2020, with the signing of the Equality Proclamation. This is a class-action lawsuit on behalf of “Baby Q”, an African-American girl in the womb, representing all African-American babies in the womb suffering targeted discrimination in Alabama.

In Baby Q, et al. v. Gov. Kay Ivey, et al., we call on the Courts of Alabama to answer three questions:

First, are African American children persons protected by the Alabama Constitution?

Second, are they disparately affected and discriminated against by abortion?

Third, what is the state of Alabama going to do about it?

Despite the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution allowing, and the Alabama Constitution requiring, equal protection for Alabama’s black children, born or unborn, Governor Ivey has directed the State to maintain its position supporting the dismissal of Baby Q’s case. Sadly, this is the very same legal position propounded by Planned Parenthood.

“Dr. Carl Ellis, Provost Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, teaches that Christians who sought to make slavery compatible to Christianity, did so because they were caught in cultural and political captivity,” said Pastor James Williams of CURE Montgomery. “I appeal to Governor Ivey, the Attorney General and judges to not be caught in this cultural and political captivity. I ask Governor Ivey, on the basis of her faith in Jesus Christ that I have heard her publicly express, to join with us in protecting black lives in the womb.”

Black children have suffered and died under the cruel hand of a blatant, for-profit, discriminatory abortion industry for nearly 50 years.

We call on the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Judges of this state to honor courageously their oath to the State Constitution and mercifully afford the least of these, their little brothers and sisters, protection from the illegal targeting they are experiencing today.

“I’m heartbroken that the womb is one of the most dangerous places for Black children,” laments Pastor Terrence Jones of Strong Tower at Washington Park. “As a child, my mother wrestled with whether or not she should bring me into this world. By choosing life, she allowed me to become a pastor and recently build a community center. I stood with the Governor at our grand opening. I’m appealing to all peoples with power to create change to reexamine the Baby Q case and stand for our children.”

We Thirty Intervenors stand beside Baby Q and call on other Black leaders of every political persuasion in this nation to join us in seeking protection for Black children in the womb from the predatory abortion industry.



James L. Lowe
Stephen Broden
Catherine Davis
Walter Hoye, III
Loretto Grier Cudjoe
Angela Minter
Melvin L. Johnson
Jannique Stewart
Sandra Pate
Daphne Harris Nicely
Day Gardner
Karen Bailiff
Marlene Cason
Constance Eller
Alveda King
Vincent Mathews
Sylvia B. Johnson
Jade A. Lee
Dean Nelson
Arnold Culbreath
Ceasar I. LeFlore
DeAndre Burns
Ronald J. Moncrief
James Williams
Barbara Williams
Alonzo Brown, Jr.
Terrence Jones
Erick Armster
Michael Crayton
Ben Shelton



For More Information Contact:
Samuel J. McLure, Esq.
[email protected]

Catherine Davis
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