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Womb Lynching: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Niece Takes Pro-Life Stance

(The following is excerpted from: (newspaper source

September 20, 2007 -- "When we say we're pro-choice, we're saying we're pro-murder," an advocate against abortion told an audience of about 50 on Thursday at Valparaiso University School of Law.  Alveda King, a former 
member of the Georgia state Legislature and the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. promoted abstinence and adoption as alternatives to what she called  "womb lynching" of unborn children. She encouraged efforts in state  legislatures to reduce abortions.

"A woman can do what she wants with her body, King said. "The baby is 
not her body. That's not a blob of tissue, that's a person."

King claimed the abortion industry is targeting African-Americans, saying  that more than one-third of an estimated 49 million abortions since the 1973
Roe v. Wade decision have been performed on blacks. She characterized  Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger as "a devout racist.

"Abortion in cases of rape was not justified, King said. Rape is a violent act 
and an abortion forces further violence on the victim, she said.

King, who had two involuntary abortions as a young woman before taking a
pro-life stance, called the sexual revolution of her generation a "disaster" that broke down the family.  If her uncle were alive, he could not condone 
abortion, King said.

"He absolutely couldn't," she said. "How can the dream survive if we murder the children?"

From: Steve Beren  (web page link) 
Email:  info@berenforcongress.com