Alveda’s story – Abortion violates civil rights

Have you stopped to consider abortion as a civil rights issue? Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr has experienced two abortions, one against her will.


She asks, “What about the rights of each baby who is artificially breached before coming to term in his or her mother’s womb? What about of the rights of these women whose lives snuffed out before they can be born?”

Alveda issues a call to choose life, saying “If the Dream of Dr. King is to live, our babies must live. If we refuse to answer the cry of mercy from the unborn, and ignore the suffering of the mothers, then we are signing our own death warrants. I too have a dream. I have a dream that the men and women, the boys and girls of America will come to our senses, and humble ourselves before God Almighty and pray for mercy, and receive His healing grace.”

James 3:9 says With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. If it is wrong to curse another human being as being made in God’s likeness, how much more to deny that little one his or her very life? Until we value all human beings, even life within the womb, as made in the image of God, every life will be at risk.

Related resources:

Listen to our interview with Alveda King

Alveda King’s website

National Black Pro-life Coalition

Listen for Cradle My Heart Today on these stations

Program archives here

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