Life Legal has filed a lawsuit to compel enforcement of Alabama’s Constitutional Amendment 930, which recognizes “the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life.” The Amendment also asserts that it is the policy of the state “to ensure the protection of the rights of the unborn child in all manners and measures lawful and appropriate.”
Amendment 930 has never been enforced.
At least 15,000 children have been mercilessly slaughtered in Alabama in the two years since Amendment 930 was adopted. A disproportionately large number—60%—of those were black babies, even though blacks represent only 27% of the total population of Alabama.
We refiled our petition a few weeks ago on behalf of “Baby Q,” who represents black children targeted for abortion in Alabama. We also filed on behalf of Amie Beth Shaver, who was born to a black father and white mother. She was placed for adoption shortly after her birth in 1972 and is deeply grateful she was born before the abortion-on-demand industry created by Roe v. Wade. Shaver is a pro-life activist who believes “the targeted practices of Alabama abortion providers are both discriminatory and disproportionately harmful to black mothers and their babies.”
Earlier this week, the Governor of Alabama moved to dismiss our case, claiming sovereign immunity and arguing that state officials cannot be compelled to enforce Amendment 930 and safeguard the right to life of preborn babies.
Life Legal has filed numerous complaints with state officials regarding blatant legal violations occurring in abortion mills throughout the state. At the very least, the state should investigate and, where necessary, shut down abortion mills that violate state laws.
Amendment 930 passed by an overwhelming margin. Nearly 60% of Alabama voters agree that preborn lives should be protected. Amendment 930 is a clear mandate directing the state to do everything in its power to uphold the right to life of unborn babies.
Our lawsuit is supported by black pro-life leaders including Dr. Alveda King, Walter Hoye, Catherine Davis, Stephen Broden, Clennard Childress, and Johnny Hunter. These leaders believe that black babies deserve equal protection under the law. You can watch a short video featuring their introduction to the petition here.
Thank you for standing with us as we represent preborn children who are targeted by an abortion industry that is rooted in racism and eugenics. We are so grateful for your prayerful support. Please considering making a tax-deductible gift of $25, $50, or even $100 today to uphold a culture of LIFE!