Alveda King is the niece of late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and she is also actively pro-life.
The younger King was at the March for Life in Washington D.C. in January for pro-life events and, there, members of the radical pro-abortion group Stop Patriarchy hurled racist and sexist insults at her as she led a one-woman, non-violent protest against their antics.
Wearing white pants splattered with fake blood, a few dozen members of the group gathered in front of the Supreme Court, harassing marchers and trying to tear down the signs that were set up for the Silent No More gathering that was about to begin. This gathering honors women and men who regret their involvement with abortion, and listens to their voices.
Here’s how Dr. King recalls it:
“As I was sitting in front of the Supreme Court that day, my 64th birthday no less, the back and forth challenges between the pro-abortion protesters on one side and the pro-life marchers on the other side began to heat up. I began thinking of my uncle’s words, ‘We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish as fools’ and I began to pray. As I prayed, I became grieved in my heart, and seemed to be led by the Spirit of God to walk between the two groups and then lie down in the street with sanctity of life sign and pray.
“As I walked towards the young people I watched pro-abortion protesters with their white pants splotched with red paint between their legs; some waving coat hangers and hurling profanity into the air, my heart ached and I felt moved to pray for them.
“I also prayed for my pro-life brothers and sisters who rallied to answer the pro-abortion voices. I thought about God’s Love and how people, not knowing and understanding John 3:16, are perishing for lack of the knowledge of the Love of God.
“The pro-abortion protesters were shouting for ‘reproductive rights’ not seeming to understand that they were promoting death as a solution. Somehow, I just wanted to take them in my arms and lovingly explain to them, “Don’t you understand that every human person has the same right as you and me, the right to life? And that choice that you are fighting for is the choice to kill a tiny human person? And mothers and dads and everybody suffers from such choices?
“There was no room for my voice, there was so much shouting. So, I lay down on the ground and I quietly prayed for God to help us love each other and stop the killing.
“Someone shouted, ‘Get off of our property!’ I thought about sitting up and explaining that we all had the constitutional right to be there, but I just kept on praying.
Then, a young man looked down at me and shouted something like “who is that old nigger bitch on the ground?”
When someone from our Priests for Life team told him I am the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, he ran away into the crowd.”
Was that young man preaching respect for women? No, he was sharing a message of hatred, bordering on violence. He didn’t stay to hear Dr. King’s testimony of abortion regret. He didn’t hear the words of former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino, who described in detail how he used to perform dismemberment abortions, or of former Planned Parenthood worker Catherine Adair, who told of the cold and callous attitudes of people who kill babies for a living.
As Dr. King and the Priests for Life team watched some of the protesters led away, in wrist restraints,she made a silent vow to herself to keep standing up against abortion.
“Abortion advocates consistently fail to listen to the voices of women,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “The group of extremists who tried to impede our activities on January 22 failed to respect the very women the abortion industry claims to serve, and insulted the niece of one of our nation’s most revered icons. These abortion advocates showed their true colors: anti-life, anti-woman, and racist.”