There is not one issue in the United States that is fraught with more contention than is the cultural war over abortion. The battle of rhetoric ratchets up any and every time a case comes before the Supreme Court, when women suffering difficult miscarriages are not offered options, and when the concept of rape and incest resulting in a pregnancy demands harsh and painful hypotheticals. The battle doesn’t end simply when people say their peace, either, mainly because in every abortion, at least one human being dies, a reality that cannot be finessed with fancy words and moral relativism.
Enter Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was and is the face of the Civil Rights movement in the United States despite his death decades ago. Dr. King the younger is a tireless champion of what is righteous in the name of God, and, to her, what is right is recognizing the unborn for who they are: children of God and the future of the country. And the demographic most likely to kill their young via abortion, are Dr. King’s own people, the ones her uncle fought for, which probably cost him his life.
It is with that knowledge and spirit that Dr. King is teaming up with Priests for Life newly renamed African American outreach to lead a Civil Rights for the Unborn movement. Thanks to Breitbart:
“Our new name reflects what Priests for Life’s African American Outreach program has always been – an arm of the civil rights movement to which my family has dedicated our lives,” said King in a statement. “On this last day of Black History Month, we reaffirm that, acting under the banner Civil Rights for the Unborn, we will clearly and forcefully continue to heighten awareness in the black community that civil rights begin when life begins.”
The pairing of Dr. King with Priests for Life is not new, and has resulted in protests against Kermit Gosnell, added to the annual March for Life in Washington, and has shone a spotlight on the disproportionate number of black children lost to abortion every year. Her crusade to recognize the unborn now carries the banner of civil rights, long championed by her family.