TALLAHASSEE, Florida, January 11, 2012 ( – A bill outlawing race- and gender-based abortions was introduced in the Florida state senate by State. Sen Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, on January 6th. Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, filed the same measure in the House of Representatives.

Senate Bill 1702 (and House Bill 1327), or the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity for Life Act,” would require “a person performing a termination of pregnancy to first sign an affidavit stating that he or she is not performing the termination of pregnancy because of the child’s sex or race and has no knowledge that the pregnancy is being terminated because of the child’s sex or race.”


The bill also “prohibits performing or inducing termination knowing that it is sought based on sex or race of child or race of parent of that child; using force or threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for purpose of coercing sex-selection or race-selection termination; and soliciting or accepting moneys to finance sex-selection or race-selection termination.”

Adding teeth to the proposed legislation, the bill “provides for injunctions; provides for civil actions by certain persons; authorizes civil fines against physicians & other health professionals who knowingly fail to report known violations.”

However, the focus of the bill is on abortionists rather than on the woman who has an abortion, noting that the “woman on whom sex-selection or race-selection termination is performed is not subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability.”

Loretta Ross, president of SisterSong, a pro-abortion advocacy group for black women, told the Florida Independent that she believes bills banning sex/race-selective abortion are a “blatant attempt for southern Republicans to look like they are champions of racial justice.” However, many other African-American organizations are warning that the disproportionate number of abortions committed on black women compared to other races is raising the spectre of a “black genocide.”

The National Black ProLife Coalition hosted a National Day of Mourning in February 2011, explaining that they “mourn the loss of every life lost, regardless of race, because of abortion. But we will not accept the status quo that endangers black children up to 3x more than the majority population. In New York City, more black children are aborted than are born alive! Fifty-three percent (53.2%) of all black pregnancies end in abortion. This is not freedom. This is genocidal oppression.”

“Maafa 21” the 2009 documentary on Black Genocide in 21st Century America is an exposé on the plight of African Americans after the end of slavery, and demonstrates some of the shocking similarities between the genocidal activities of Hitler’s Germany and 20th century America where abortion and birth control megacenters target black communities.

Rev. Walter Hoye of Oakland, California, a black minister, pro-life activist, and founder of the Issues for Life Foundation who has spent time in prison for pro-life sidewalk counseling, works toward raising awareness that abortion is the #1 killer in Black America.

Hoye has pointed out that between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 blacks were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan. Since 1973, he noted, over 14.5 million black babies have been killed by abortion, meaning that every day, 1,200 black babies are put to death in abortion facilities, making abortion the leading cause of death among African Americans.

Hoy observed that this means that a black child is safer on the streets of the worst neighborhoods in American cities than in his mother’s womb.

See full text of Senate Bill 1702.