Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece: I Regret My Abortion, “It Killed My Child and Wounded Me”

Opinion   |   Alveda King   |   Jun 30, 2020   |   4:02PM   |   Washington, DC

The Supreme Court’s decision in the June Medical Services case totally disregards two classes of American people; the unborn and the women harmed by abortion. As someone who has had the misfortune of experiencing abortion, I am part of the Silent No More Campaign.

As a spokesperson for our awareness campaign, I joined hundreds of women hardened by abortion as we raised our voices to the Supreme Court in this case in an amicus brief, and we made clear that the abortionists who went to court to strike down this law are not the ones who are qualified to speak for women. On the contrary, we understand that laws are needed to protect women against an unscrupulous and unregulated abortion industry.

Abortion not only killed our children; it wounded us. That’s why Louisiana, and every other state, has the right to pass laws that are meant to protect both us and our babies. The Supreme Court does women a disservice by striking down this law. Please visit Prolife Praise Variety Show for upcoming reports on the “civil wrong” aspects of abortion.

My colleague Janet Morana, co-founder of Silent No More (a joint project of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life) agrees: “At

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You can read our amicus brief, and the many other briefs that were submitted, which show that the abortionists do not have a “close relationship” with the women who get abortions. They are, rather, strangers, who do not have their best interests at heart. As dissenting opinions in today’s case stated, if someone wants to challenge this law in the lower courts, it should be someone who is actually injured by it. We know women are injured by abortion every day in this country. To read their stories, go to”

My colleague Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, adds, “We respect the state legislators of Louisiana and of so many other states who are doing what the Courts have already said they can do, namely, pass laws regulating abortion in order to protect the health and safety of women. Louisiana did that well in this case.The Supreme Court should not be asked to second-guess the judgment of the state legislature as to what will help the women of their state. The Courts have a role to judge the constitutionality of laws, not their wisdom.”

To see how our efforts are working, please visit End Abortion.US. The abortion rate in America is the lowest it has been since Roe v. Wade 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and in recent years states have passed more than 400 laws to protect the unborn. The number of freestanding abortion clinics in the U.S. has dropped from 2179 in 1991 down to 710 today. Additionally, President Trump has placed 200 anti-abortion judges on the federal bench.

LifeNews Note: lveda King is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King is a leading pro-life voice who formerly had two abortions before having a faith conversion and she now is a speaker for and representative of the educational outreach of Priests for Life and the Silent No More network. Cynthia Collins, is a Global Advisor to Operation Outcry.