Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece: King Was Pro-Life on Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 28, 2013   |   11:45AM   |   Washington, DC

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I have a dream speech.” While the pro-abortion giant Planned Parenthood participated in Saturday’s March on Washington, King’s niece says the civil rights leader would have been pro-life on abortion.

Alexis McGill Johnson, Chairman of Planned Parenthood Federation, told rally participants that Planned Parenthood gave King an award.

But Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. and director of African American Outreach with Priests for Life, told WMALK that planned Parenthood is misleading people.

She said: “It is odd that Planned Parenthood would push the fact that they gave Martin Luther King Jr, the Planned Parenthood award. He actually did not accept it. He did not write the speech and he did not attend. They are right that [his wife] Corretta Scott King came and accepted it but just like Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush were pro-abortion or pro-choice, their husbands were not and that is exactly with the case if Martin Luther King, Jr.”