In his speech, Where Do We Go From Here?, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., said: “…I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood; I’m concerned about truth. When one is concerned about that he can never advocate violence.”
President Trump honored the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., recently in a private gathering and invited leaders from the African-American community to stand together in commitment to the values that King and his followers professed. Among them were committed pro-lifer advocates, including Human Coalition’s National Outreach Director, Rev. Dean Nelson.
“I enjoyed attending the event because it was a time set aside to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a champion for justice,” said. Rev. Nelson. “President Trump has shown his dedication to ending the injustice of abortion which disproportionately affects minority communities. I am grateful to the President and Vice President for bringing the crisis of the abortion genocide back into the public consciousness. Vice President Pence has championed the issue throughout his career and continues to do so in Washington. This is an administration that is committed to addressing the biggest racial injustice of our times, and that is abortion.”
What pro-life leaders like Rev. Nelson know is that recourse to violence – especially violence against the most defenseless members of our society – will never lead to the progress, justice, brotherhood, or truth for which King so ardently worked. The violent act of abortion is antithetical to the values that the Civil Rights movement sought to usher in to America. And because the abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood disproportionately target African-Americans, ending abortion is particularly relevant to American minority communities to the present day.
Dr. King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, has echoed the same thoughts, and also affirmed that her uncle would have been outspokenly pro-life and opposed Planned Parenthood’s racial targeting if abortion had been legal during his lifetime. Dr. King said, “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.”
The pro-life movement continues to honor Dr. King’s legacy by standing against abortion, the greatest injustice in our nation today.