Cradle My Heart Radio podcast features civil rights and prolife activist Alveda King. Plus listener mail on how and when to share your abortion story, and overcoming the urge for a replacement chilld.
(Originally aired in August, 2014) Defenders of abortion rights often use language that evokes the great struggle for civil rights in America–they speak of reproductive justice, abortion as a constitutional right, and they say “women’s right are human rights.”
Alveda King agrees abortion is a civil rights issue as she advocates for the youngest members of the human family–our children yet to be born. The notion of equal rights for all human beings, born and yet to be born, shouldn’t be radical, yet it is. Abortion brings the value of every human life into sharp focus. King helps connect the dots between Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, and the targeting of black women with a genocidal agenda. She also addresses the reality of a compromised clergy who aren’t preaching the truth and bringing the abortion issue to light.
As she candidly shared her story of abortion here on Cradle My Heart Radio, we also discussed the issue of black genocide and her work on the Maafa 21 film and with the National Black Prolife Coalition. You likely have also seen her in one of her many media appearances on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huckabee, Beck, Hannity and other national and global media outlets. She is an articulate and passionate speaker who helps us understand the racist roots of abortion policy. And she is fearless in proclaiming God’s truth while helping us understand how to apply that truth to the complexities of abortion at the “personal policy” level–our choice.
As a “Guardian of the King Family Legacy,” niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter to his brother Rev. A. D. Williams King, Alveda is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a grateful mother and grandmother. She is a respected lecturer, former college professor, author, mentor, stage and screen actress, Georgia State Legislator and presidential appointee. Through her various ministries she is active writing, singing, song writing, producing and directing media projects.
We discussed her book King Rules, which teaches the boundaries the family of the slain civil rights leader followed to overcome challenges and gain happiness in life. (Originally aired August, 2014 – the live portion of the podcast addressed the issue of sharing your abortion story with family and friends, especially when it may reflect poorly on others).
Recognizing America’s current ethics crisis, King counters the modern-day forces of moral
drift and empty relativism with a lovingly crafted yet refreshingly blunt guide to establishing strong family values. Beginning with a vulnerable admission of her own wounds and wanderings, she presents ten core “rules” that have governed her family for generations while also inspiring revolutionary change in the world at-large.
Within each of these tenets King dispenses wise meditations on bedrock subjects including faith and family, peace and justice, education and civic life. With thoughtful conviction she also boldly tackles topics considered divisive in our postmodern world, from abortion and sexuality to gun control and marriage laws. “King Rules” is a page-turning narrative that blends eyewitness history with grandmotherly wisdom.