Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dr. King calls abortion a civil rights issue, compares it to slavery

Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke to an audience in Florida where she told her personal life story. Pointing to abortion as a modern day civil rights issue, she compared today's abortion rhetoric to the rhetoric used to justify slavery:

"Dr. King said, 'The Negro could not win if willing to sacrifice the future of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety,' " she said.

[King] believes unborn children have a "right to life." Just as in slavery, blacks were considered two-thirds human, giving owners the justification for using blacks as slaves. Now, women are being told fetuses are "just a blob of tissue," and not a human being. The situations are parallel, she said.

"There have been 17 million abortions in the black community since Roe versus Wade," King said. "How can the dream survive if we murder the children?"


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