It’s true that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi deserves Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award. In fact, almost no one has done more than to promote the killing of innocent babies in the womb than she has.
If Mrs. Pelosi wants finally to take her role as a public servant seriously, though, she will reject the award named after a racist woman who had no problem speaking to a Ku Klux Klan meeting.
The Sanger Award has been given annually by Planned Parenthood since 1966, when the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., my uncle, was named, but did not personally accept one of the first four citations.
It's ironic that Planned Parenthood would extend to my uncle, Martin Luther King, Jr., an award for his human rights work. I can’t think of an organization that has done more to trample upon human rights than Planned Parenthood. They kill babies and provide free and easy access to products that harm and sometimes kill their mothers. Abortion and carcinogenic birth control are bad business for women.
Of course, in 1966 Planned Parenthood did not advocate for abortion and its racist roots were not well known. Knowing what we know now and 56 million dead children later, I’m confident that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who gave his life defending others’ rights to life and liberty, would reject any association with Planned Parenthood.
On the other hand, I believe that my grandfather Daddy King, my father Rev. AD King, and my Uncle ML would encourage me to support Congressman Trent Franks in his valiant effort to end discrimination against blacks and women with his PRENDA (Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act) bill. Efforts such as this truly bring honor to the acknowledgement of the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
For until all human life — all human personality — is respected, from the wombs of motherhood until the tombs that bring finality to this earth journey, there can be no true freedom. Let there be jubilee and justice for all. It begins in the womb.
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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