Martin Luther King Jr’s niece Alveda King says Christians have a responsibility to vote pro-life when they head to the polls this election.
“As you know, it’s so important that we always embrace the sanctity of life. One way to do that is to vote Prolife in every election,” King says.
“Now, as Christians, we are blessed with the responsibility of educating our communities regarding the importance of voting for the sanctity of life in the upcoming elections, and indeed all elections. This responsibility isn’t just for now; this voter education effort should be an ongoing outreach for people of faith! We must continually work to obtain and preserve the right to vote and future votes of babies in the womb, their parents, the sick, the elderly, the poor, all Americans,” she continued.
King is encouraging pro-life Christians to encourage their friends and family who appreciate the value of life to get out and vote.
“Again, thank you for your prolife vote as well as your work of motivating members of the faith community to vote for life,” she says.
“As Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, I encourage you to visit our www.politicalresponsibility.com page to review the platforms of the candidates in the upcoming elections. Also, please join us in praying our “Election prayer for Life,” King continued. “As we pray, let’s remember that his is such an important era in the history of America. We have fought and won many battles. Too many of our young people don’t know our history; many of us have forgotten. All lives hang in the balance.”
“Civil rights. Human rights. It all goes together,” King said.
“Women absolutely have a right to choose what we do with our bodies, I’ll argue anybody down who says we don’t. But then the baby needs a lawyer. Where’s the baby’s lawyer?”
King described her personal experience with abortion, saying that she had two forced abortions.
“I did have some secret abortions myself, which I repented from when I was born again in 1983,” she said. “I drank the abortion Kool-Aid temporarily because I thought it was the answer.”
It was after this that she became involved in the pro-life movement. She is committed to protecting unborn and their mothers. She explained to the students: “We need to figure out how we can protect women, keep women healthy, have a good community, without killing anybody. And it can be done.”