Albuquerque Wages Fierce Abortion Battle

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 07:38 AM

By Alveda King

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Womb babies are under siege and until legal abortion ends, we must continue to rescue them, fighting one battle at a time while increasing the frontline attacks to end the scourge.

Firefighters rescue people from burning buildings sometimes in droves and sometimes one at a time. A life saved is a life saved. The same is true for the abortion war. A victory for the fetal pain bill in Albuquerque, N.M., which bans abortions after 20 weeks, is critical because if the ban is passed, more babies would be rescued from abortion.

Science teaches us that by 20 weeks, unborn babies hear and respond to their mothers’ voices. They also feel the excruciating pain of the abortionist's instruments as their small hearts are pierced or their fragile bodies are torn apart. Late abortion after 20 weeks not only kills the life of a pain-capable unborn child, it also wounds the mother.

While all abortions pose physical and psychological risks for the mother, medical risks from these brutal late abortions are markedly increased — and even include risk of death. I stand with the people of Albuquerque who are seeking to ensure that the law reflects society's will to protect the innocent out of compassion both for the mother and the child.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.

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