by Steven Ertelt
January 28, 2008
The Vatican (LifeNews.com) — Inside the Vatican magazine has named pro-life advocate Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a Priests for Life spokeswoman, one if its Top Ten People of 2007. King has become a prominent figure within the pro-life and post-abortion communities.
In naming Dr. King, the magazine called her one of the leading pro-life voices in America and the world today.
I am humbled and honored by this recognition, but I give all glory to God who allows me to speak on behalf of His children who cannot speak for themselves, Dr. King told LifeNews.com in response to the news.
Among those named with Dr. King are renowned historian Sir Martin Gilbert, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and Sr. Eugenia Bonetti, a worldwide leader in the struggle against human trafficking.
Father Frank Pavone, the founder and director of Priests for Life, told LifeNews.com he was elated by the news.
"Through her efforts we have made significant headway in assisting our African-American brothers and sisters to understand that the pro-life movement belongs to them as much as to anyone else," he said. "Now is the time for more African-American leadership in defense of the unborn.
King, who suffered one involuntary and one voluntary abortion earlier in life, has also been a leader in the movement of women and men coming forward to testify to the harm they’ve endured from aborting their children.
I only pray that this honor raises awareness that abortion doesn’t just terminate a life, it devastates the survivors," King added.
"Through Gods grace, I’ve experienced forgiveness and healing and I want all people scarred by abortion to know that the same forgiveness and healing is available to them," she explained.
"Even more, I want women everywhere to know that nothing good comes from ending the lives of their children," King concluded.
Related web sites:
Priests for Life – https://www.priestsforlife.org