Angela Stanton-King is a black pro-life advocate who fights for the rights of the born and unborn.
And in November, she hopes to defeat U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a long-time pro-abortion Democrat from Georgia who voted against the partial-birth abortion ban.
Stanton-King said Americans need someone in Congress who will fight for the rights of the most vulnerable. She said there is “racism in abortion,” and she will work to end the “slaughter of our unborn children,” the South Florida Times reports.
“I think that it’s important to raise awareness about the fact that 46 percent of the black population has been aborted, and many of our leaders in Congress are funded by Planned Parenthood, which is the number one killer of black life,” she said, according to 11 Alive. “Unfortunately, Mr. Lewis happens to be one of those congressmen.”
Once a Democrat, she said she now feels “duped” by the pro-abortion party. She is running as a Republican.
Stanton-King has a powerful life story. Pregnant as a young teenager and then pregnant again in jail years later, she chose life for her children during very difficult circumstances.
When she was just 15, she said she became pregnant for the first time, and her father advised her to have an abortion. She refused.
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“At 15 I was faced with a life changing decision. Have my baby or have an abortion. I chose life. I was willing to sacrifice my own life just for her. Today she’s a Howard Law grad, practicing attorney. Trust me, the struggle won’t last always,” Stanton-King wrote on Twitter in April, accompanied by a photo of her daughter.
Years later, in 2004, Stanton-King chose life again while in jail for participating in a car theft ring, the report states. She said she gave birth to a baby girl while handcuffed to a bed, and her child was taken away from her 24 hours later, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. When she finished her sentence, she said she re-entered society without any money or a job.
Those difficult circumstances prompted her to become an advocate for unborn babies as well as criminal justice reform. She celebrated in 2018 when President Donald Trump signed a bill to prohibit the shackling of pregnant women in federal custody.
President Donald Trump gave her a full pardon in February, according to the report.
Ms. Stanton-King said she is entering politics as a voice for pro-life black women and to fight the Democratic Party’s pro-abortion agenda.
“These are no longer the days of marching over the Selma Bridge,” she told WXIA-TV, referring to Mr. Lewis‘ role during the 1965 march on Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. “There is a different injustice we are fighting now, and it’s for the lives of our unborn children.”
“How can a dream live if we kill it, right? How many Martin Luther King Jr.s, and Malcom Xs, or Barack Obamas have we aborted?” she asked. “Every time you hear that the majority of Democratic candidates go on stage, they say poor women of color need access to abortion. I was born to a poor woman of color. I was a poor woman of color when I gave birth to my children. Who’s to say that their lives are worth any less than others? So, I think we need to take a different approach to the issue instead of constantly receiving funding for our own genocide.”
Stanton-King is the goddaughter of Dr. Alveda King, a pro-life and civil rights leader; she is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both are active in the National Black Prolife Coalition.