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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: ‘We need to make abortions unthinkable’

By Danny David
Live Action News

On Monday, pro-life activist and niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King, spoke before a large crowd at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. The event was hosted by Students for Life.
During the presentation, King revealed that before she was born, her own parents were told to abort her. The Rocky Mountain Collegian reports:

Alveda King said that Planned Parenthood told her parents to consider an abortion following her conception. Her father disagreed, and MLK Sr. claimed that he had seen the unborn child in a dream years prior, and described King to her parents. “That’s my granddaughter!” King Sr. had said, according to Alveda King.
King also claimed that, at the time, Planned Parenthood was actively pushing “population control” – including sterilization – on the Black community. In the 1960s, while King was marching for civil rights, Planned Parenthood was trying to restrain the Black population (despite claiming to help), says King.

Despite her history as a strong voice for the oppressed, including preborn lives, King was not always pro-life. At one point, King says she was “radical pro-choice,” and had two abortions herself, which she claims damaged her body. Eventually, she became pro-life, and she believes her uncle, Martin Luther King Jr., would join her in standing for the value of life.

“Abortion is not health care,” King said Monday. “A woman has a right to her body, but that is not her body. What about the baby?”

Live Action News story continues

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