Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Upset Abortion Business Using Uncle’s Image

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 25, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 25
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is upset that the nation’s largest abortion business is using the image of her uncle and his words on its web site. Planned Parenthood has a section on its web page celebrating Black History Month and featuring quotes from pro-abortion African American leaders to sell itself to black Americans.

However, its use of King’s image and words is upsetting to his niece, Dr. Alveda King.

Alveda is a leading pro-life advocate who has been victimized by abortion and she shares the pain of her abortion decision and the hope of her pro-life message with thousands of people across the country every month.

“Planned Parenthood is no stranger to deception," Alveda King told LifeNews.com. "I know firsthand because prior to my abortion, a Planned Parenthood doctor told me that my baby was just a ‘blob of tissue.’"

“Now, Planned Parenthood lies by trying to imply that my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would somehow endorse the organization today," she added. "He most certainly would not.”

Alveda King said that her uncle accepted an award from Planned Parenthood, but that it came before the abortion business started advocating or doing abortions.

Had that been the case at the time he received the award, Alveda says her uncle never would have accepted it.

"In 1966, neither the general public nor my uncle was aware of the true agenda of Planned Parenthood, an agenda of death that has become painfully obvious as the years have unfolded," she explained.

“There is no way he would want his name or image associated today with Planned Parenthood, the group most responsible for denying civil rights to the over 45 million American babies killed by abortion, one-third of them African-American," Alveda added.

Alveda, who works with Priests for Life to bring the pro-life message to the world, asked the abortion business to remove Dr. King’s name and image from its web site.

"Planned Parenthood must stop using and lying to my family and the entire community of humanity," she said.

Related web sites:
Priests for Life – https://www.priestsforlife.org