An Open Letter to the Honorable Governor Kay Ivey:
Dear Governor Ivey.
It was our privilege on the 158th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (September 22, 2020) to join, with other Black Leaders of the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Alliance (PRENDA), to gather in your fair city of Montgomery, Alabama, to issue and sign the “Equality Proclamation.”
In this day when the tragedy racial division seems so thrust upon us, we believe that all Americans of conscience are prepared to open our eyes to the most egregious discrimination against the most innocent and helpless of all victims in our nation’s history.
The babies of black mothers are currently 3 to 5 times more likely to be aborted than white babies. It is incontrovertibly documented that they have been targeted by the abortion industry for many decades. 20 million black children have been legally killed in America since 1973.
No racial group in America, historically and currently, has ever been more left out of societal protection nor suffered more deliberate discrimination, dehumanization, agonizing dismemberment, and death legally imposed upon them than black children. It is the civil rights issue of our time.
As you know, the gallant citizens of Alabama stood up in November 2018 and said, “no more.” The voters of Alabama overwhelmingly passed a state constitutional amendment to Alabama’s Constitution that protects unborn children of every color in Alabama, effectively granting them equal protection under the law.
On behalf of African-American unborn Baby Q and all those unborn African-American children she represents, on March 30, 2022, those of us who signed the Equality Proclamation are filing a request for Summary Judgment or Writ of Mandamus with the Montgomery Circuit Court. We are respectfully and sincerely asking the Court to duly recognize equal protection for unborn black children under Constitutional Amendment 930 passed by people of Alabama.
We sincerely believe that the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution allows, and the Alabama Constitution now requires, equal protection for Alabama’s black children, born or unborn.
There is no question that the Circuit Court has the discretion to grant summary judgment in favor of Baby Q. We pray the Court will find the courage to do so. We asked no special favor, just a fair and just decision in the case.
Governor Ivey, we sincerely believe it is in your heart to protect these little babies. Yet in this moment your lawyers have filed motions in the Baby Q Case supporting Planned Parenthood and every abortion clinic in Alabama.
We are sincerely asking you read for yourself the Equality Proclamation at EQUALITYPROCLAMATION.COM.
Will you take time to read it and give it consideration in your own heart? If you do, we believe you will also sign the Equality Proclamation and join with us to implore the Alabama Circuit Court to grant Summary Judgment in favor of Baby Q. It could make all the difference for so many.
What a beautiful opportunity it presents for all of us as children of God to come together and make this Proclamation as one people.
Governor Ivey, we implore you in the name of humanity to please remind Alabama and America that we all, even the very smallest and most helpless of us all, are still created equal.
Walter Hoye II
Amie Beth Shaver