Reminder: Alveda King Says Her Uncle Would be Pro-Life

Cortney O'Brien

8/28/2013 1:30:00 PM - Cortney O'Brien

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream wasn’t only for those watching him on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago today -- he was speaking for unborn children as well, according to his niece Dr. Alveda King. As the world recognizes King’s momentous “I Have a Dream” speech, we should also celebrate King’s dedication to the sanctity of life. Alveda King explained to Fox News last January why she believes her uncle would be a pro-life social conservative.

“It’s not so much about labels — liberal, conservative and all of that. But he was someone who lived and gave his life to help all humanity. And so that definitely would include conception until natural death. And he would want everyone to be able to live — to have food — to have somewhere to sleep and to have a job. You know, all of those things are very important. But, he would really support the best quality of life and that is conception to natural death.”

Alveda King then asked an important question:

How can the dream survive if we murder our children?”

Some pro-choice advocates like to point out MLK, Jr. supported Planned Parenthood and that the abortion-providing organization awarded him the Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger award in 1966. But, as his niece points out, this was at a time when Planned Parenthood was still anti-abortion. She explains on PriestsforLife.org,

Dr. King, a man of love, peace, non-violence and strong Christian faith would be assassinated before the truth of the Planned Parenthood map for genocide would be made public after the passage of Roe vs Wade. The abortion agenda is in direct conflict with the teachings of Dr. King.

Indeed, this claim is supported by quotes from the reverend such as this:

The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”