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On Super Tuesday, Remember Civil Rights for the Unborn

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Monday, 29 Feb 2016 11:17 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The expansion of The African American Outreach of Priests for Life is reflected in the new moniker "Civil Rights for the Unborn."

As the director of the over-a-decade-old pro-life outreach to African Americans, I realize that today is the last day of Black History Month. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday.

Now is the time to give the babies a chance to be born to make history, to be born to live to cast their votes.

As a longtime civil rights activist, daughter of A.D. King, and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and yes, post abortive mother, I ask again and again; how can the dream survive if we murder our children?

At Priests for Life, our new name reflects what our African American Outreach program has always been — an arm of the civil rights movement to which my family has dedicated our lives.

On this last day of a leap year 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.

Over the last 10 years, Priests for Life’s outreach program to African Americans has worked nationally with other civil rights activists on numerous efforts, including organizing the Pro-Life Freedom Rides, protesting convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, and publicizing “Tonya Reaves Could Have Been Me,” the consciousness-raising campaign that grew from the tragic death of a young African American woman who died from an abortion.

This year again, Priests for Life and Civil Rights for the Unborn will work hard to make sure voters keep the life issue in the forefront as they choose the next president of the United States.

My prayer is that we elect a pro-life president. That's a priority.

As National Director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life says, “The right to life is both a civil right and the foundation of all other civil rights. With Alveda’s leadership, Civil Rights for the Unborn will proclaim these truths to the African American community, which has been so disproportionately devastated by abortion.”

So as we move forward though the elections, let's keep the civil rights of our babies at the forefront. Please.

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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My prayer is that we elect a pro-life president. That's a priority. So as we move forward though the elections, let's keep the civil rights of our babies at the forefront. Please.
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