Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece Mourns Death of Black Woman From Botched Legal Abortion

National   |   Emily Derois   |   Aug 30, 2016   |   10:37AM   |   Washington, DC

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King recently postponed the launch of a new pro-life outreach to mourn the loss of a black mother and baby who died after an abortion.

In connection with the 53rd anniversary of her uncle’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Alveda King planned to announce the launching of a new website for the Priests for Life African-American Outreach called Civil Rights for the Unborn (CRU). However, in light of the tragic abortion deaths, King said she wanted to focus on Cree Erwin’s story.

On July 4, while at her mother’s house in Michigan, reports indicate that 23-year-old Erwin went into cardiac arrest. Emergency responders later found her dead on her mother’s bed. LifeNews previously reported that while the emergency call took place on July 4, it has been determined that Erwin actually died on July 3, five days after her abortion on June 28, and about 36 hours after the nearby hospital gave her pain medication and sent her away.

Operation Rescue continues its investigation of the Michigan case. President Troy Newman said they intend to fully investigate the abortionist involved.

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In a recent press release, King reflected on Erwin’s death: “Mounting grief over yet more abortion deaths – this time of Michigan mother Cree Erwin and baby – overshadows our news. Black leaders and pro-life leaders at large are outraged and grieved that yet another young beautiful Black woman and her baby have recently succumbed to painful deaths following an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility.”

Dr. Johnny Hunter, cofounder of the pro-life organization L.E.A.R.N., which also does outreach to the black community, added: “It breaks my heart that when a young man is gunned down by a [police officer], the media runs with it like wildfire. Yet, if an abortionist kills a young black woman and baby, the silence is tragic.”

The abortion industry targets minority women such as Cree Erwin. Statistics show that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are strategically placed in low-income minority neighborhoods. This information confirms a pattern that has been going on for years inside the nation’s largest abortion provider. As a result, black women have a disproportionately high number of abortions in America.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to end inequality and to protect the vulnerable from injustice. Alveda King said her famous uncle would have been pro-life if he was alive today.

“My uncle didn’t live to experience the horrors of legal abortion, which includes death to babies and harm to women. Today he would have fought just as hard to secure the rights of unborn Americans as he fought for racial justice for Blacks,” King said.