Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece: Dream Includes Protecting Unborn From Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
January 18, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — On a day when Americans across the country are celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his desire to regard all people as Americans worthy of equal treatment, his niece says King’s dream, if announced today, would also include protecting unborn children from abortion.
Dr. Alveda King, today, is celebrating Uncles life and she said he would agree that, when it comes to treating all people with respect, that he would include babies before birth.
Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of a Beloved Community where all are treated with respect and dignity, Alveda King told LifeNews.com today.
He fought against societys exclusion of people who were treated as less than human because of their appearance," she added. "Today, we are compelled to continue Uncle Martins fight by standing up for those who are treated as less than human because of their helplessness and inconvenience."
King told LifeNews.com, The unborn are as much a part of the Beloved Community as are newborns, infants, teenagers, adults, and the elderly."
The niece of the great civil rights leader also said those who follow his ideals of tolerance don’t always show that to unborn children.
"Too many of us speak of tolerance and inclusion, yet refuse to tolerate or include the weakest and most innocent among us in the human family," she said.
King concludes, "As we celebrate the life of Uncle Martin, let us renew our hearts and commit our lives to treating each other, whatever our race, status, or stage of life, as we would want to be treated. Let us let each other live."
King had an abortion but now speaks out for protecting human life. She has called abortion and racism "evil twins."
Alveda King and her family will be joined by pro-life leader Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life as a program participant in the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
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