Alveda King: President Trump is Fighting for Civil Rights Because He Protects Unborn Children

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 17, 2017   |   3:49PM   |   Washington, DC

Alveda King, the niece of famous civil rights advocate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke up for President Donald Trump this week as she defended the rights of unborn babies.

King, a civil rights and pro-life advocate herself, appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss remarks by Congressman John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, according to The Wrap.

On Friday, Lewis told CNN that Trump does not care about the civil rights movement and “knows very, very little” about it.

King disagreed, saying Trump has been an active civil rights advocate for babies in the womb. Just as the government has wrongly denied rights to certain groups of human beings in the past, it now denies rights to babies before birth and allows them to be killed in abortions.

“The president is certainly fighting for civil rights today … leading the charge for civil rights today for the little unborn persons in the womb who have a right to live,” King said.

“Trump himself is a brilliant man. I believe he’s compassionate,” she continued. “If you go back and look at all of the executive orders, the things for women and science, for African American education… there are so many things that he’s doing.”

Abortion is the number one killer of black lives in America. African American women in New York City have more abortions than lives births. It is estimated that more than 16 million African-American babies were not born in the United States because they were aborted.

Black Americans have a disproportionately high number of abortions compared to other racial groups. According to census data, African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but have about 30 percent of the abortions.

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The abortion industry also targets minorities. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of black and Latino neighborhoods.

King and others are working hard to expose the targeting of the black community for abortion and end the killing of all unborn lives. Her support of Trump is proving to be fruitful in those efforts.

Trump already has demonstrated his commitment to unborn babies in a number of ways. Soon after taking office, he reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer dollars from going to the international arm of Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform or promote abortions overseas.

In another key move, he appointed conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In April, Trump also signed a bill to overturn a rule by President Barack Obama that forced states to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.