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What Would Martin Luther King Jr Say About Abortion? He Would “Defend Life”
Life News ^ | 7/23/14 | Maria Vitale Gallagher

Posted on 07/24/2014 8:15:30 AM PDT by wagglebee

Pondering what the legendary civil rights figure might communicate in 140 characters or fewer on the social networking site Twitter is among the highlights in his niece Alveda King’s new book, King Rules.

Alveda King offers sample tweets taken from the speeches and writings of the heroic champion of non-violence and of harmony between the races.

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“We are made to live together,” is among the quotes she envisions her uncle sending out into cyberspace. In Alveda’s view, the persons meant to live together would include unborn Americans.

In King Rules, Alveda King provides persuasive arguments for her contention that the ‘60s icon would have encouraged his followers to “defend life,” had he lived to see the 21st century. She maintains that her uncle never advocated for abortion. “I know this because I grew up with him and, more importantly, I grew up in the same values system that nurtured him and informs every word in this book,” Alveda King writes.

She further points out that in his 1958 book, Stride Toward Freedom, he stated, “The Negro cannot win…if he is willing to sell the future of his children for his personal and immediate comfort and safety.” Certainly, abortion eliminates a child’s future—and her present.

Furthermore, in his stirring “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” he lamented “such ancient evils as infanticide.” It would have been difficult for even this modern prophet to have foreseen the brutality rendered by Roe v. Wade—a U.S. Supreme Court ruling which has led to the deaths of more than 56 million babies and the devastation of countless numbers of women.

While Planned Parenthood, which became the nation’s largest abortion provider, did single out her uncle for an award, Alveda King emphatically states, “I’m convinced Uncle M.L. never believed in the platform of Planned Parenthood.” She notes that he did not personally receive the award, but that his wife Coretta accepted it on his behalf. At the time, Coretta King delivered a speech that was credited to her husband, but his niece maintains that it sounded “nothing like him, including several statements that in my (Alveda’s) opinion contradict foundations of his own philosophy.”

Alveda King makes a strong argument that the abortion industry has no right to claim the King legacy. As with any other public relations ploy, invoking King’s name is just one more way abortionists try to legitimize a profession that will never truly be legitimate. The taking of innocent human life is a profound injustice, both to mother and child. Defending life—especially the lives of the most vulnerable—is the civil rights movement of our time.

And it is in being a champion of that cause that Alveda King follows in the footsteps of the family members who came before her, including her uncle, Martin Luther King, Jr.

LifeNews.com Note: Maria Vitale is an opinion columnist for LifeNews.com. She is the Legislative Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and Vitale has written and reported for various broadcast and print media outlets, including National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and AP Radio.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; martinlutherking; moralabsolutes; prolife
Furthermore, in his stirring “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” he lamented “such ancient evils as infanticide.”

Big Murder has killed MORE THAN 20 MILLION blacks since 1973, there is no way that MLK would have supported this.

1 posted on 07/24/2014 8:15:30 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 07/24/2014 8:15:51 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 07/24/2014 8:16:28 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I don’t know if MLK would have supported abortion, but Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. does. So did Barry Goldwater, John G. Tower, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.


4 posted on 07/24/2014 8:17:56 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Theodore R.

If MLK was alive today he would be called an oreo and an uncle tom by all these commie afros!


5 posted on 07/24/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Carson...meet Arch Stanton!)
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To: wagglebee

I hope I am wrong, but I think MLK would have been a pro abortion Democrat


6 posted on 07/24/2014 8:21:01 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: wagglebee
Dr. Alveda King told me that both her grandparents condemned the fact that she had two abortions in college in college, and that abortion was wrong.

That was Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. and his wife (parents of Martin Luther King, Jr) and her maternal grandparents (which are different than Martin Luther King III (her cousin).

The parents of Coretta Scott King might have had different views -- but Dr. Alveda King did not mention anything about that.

Her maternal grandparents were from the wide Dr. A.D. King (Dr. Alfred Daniel King).

7 posted on 07/24/2014 8:21:10 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Friendofgeorge

BTW meant to add, there is no such thing as a pro life Democrat IMO

If they were truly pro life they would have nothing to do with the Democrat party period, not to mention that the Democrat party is also anti Christian in every way shape and form


8 posted on 07/24/2014 8:23:32 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: wagglebee

Especially since the abortion push is largely against black babies (as well as profits to PP).


9 posted on 07/24/2014 8:23:55 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Friendofgeorge

You hear this about homosexual marriage also. Liberals claim that Dr. King would have supported homosexuality and homosexual marriage.

Liberals will hijack Dr. King’s image and message to suit whatever liberal cause is in vogue. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Dr. King would have been concerned about global warming and would support cap and trade.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 8:24:01 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Friendofgeorge

MLK was a progressive radical. He would have supported abortion.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 8:24:18 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: gr8eman

So you think MLK would be a good Conservative, sorry I dont see it


12 posted on 07/24/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Theodore R.
I believe that King would have opposed abortion, there is certainly no indication that he ever supported abortion.

Jesse Jackson was once strongly pro-life, in all likelihood he was paid to change his position.

Goldwater, Tower, Nixon and Ford were NEVER actual conservatives.

13 posted on 07/24/2014 8:25:57 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Either that or he would have gone along with the libertine zeitgeist. Progressives usually do.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 8:26:26 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: wagglebee

There’s a lot of things MLKJr. wouldn’t support for the greater good of a lot of people regardless of what he may have personally done. I don’t think he would have been favorable toward the massive environment of fatherless children, or the “father” changing with Mommy’s boyfriend. We may not know what King had to say, but we sure know what Bill Cosby had to say about a lot of things, abortion included.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 8:26:37 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Friendofgeorge
See post 13.

Jesse Jackson was basically paid off in the early 1980s to support abortion and that's when all the dominoes started to fall.

MLK was never the money-loving opportunist that Jackson is.

16 posted on 07/24/2014 8:29:16 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Friendofgeorge

This is part of an area of conservative wish fulfillment that I don’t understand. People like JFK and MLK Jr somehow become conservatives if transplanted to modern day.

They’d be among the most annoying liberals around.


17 posted on 07/24/2014 8:29:20 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: wagglebee

I don’t buy it. To remain consistent, MLK would need to be pro-life, however when has the so-called “pro-choice” crowd ever been consistent? The forces from within the progressive left are too strong to allow for deviance on issues like this.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 8:32:18 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty
See posts 13 and 16.

It's about money and there's just no indication that MLK was as greedy as Jackson.

19 posted on 07/24/2014 8:33:35 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ted Grant

I agree. By trying to wrap ourselves in the cloaks of “revered icons” of the celebrity-left, we ratify the judgment of the celebrity-left that their icons are worthy of the worship they give them.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 8:34:46 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: wagglebee

Philanderers often support abortion.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Ted Grant

agreed


22 posted on 07/24/2014 8:42:21 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge
"I hope I am wrong, but I think MLK would have been a pro abortion Democrat."

Agreed. Look at King's own words and quotes. He was nothing but a leftwing radical who smeared American troops as war criminals, defended the murderous North Vietnamese government, and called America the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.

It amazes me that some conservatives have bought into the hype surrounding him.

23 posted on 07/24/2014 8:42:29 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Organic Panic
MLK was a progressive radical. He would have supported abortion.

THANK YOU! I'm so tired of the worship of Dr. King. He was a horrible man.

24 posted on 07/24/2014 9:20:52 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: wagglebee

Tower was originally with Strom Thurmond one of the two most conservative members of the Senate, c. 1961-1965. They both later “moderated”.


25 posted on 07/24/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: wagglebee

IRONY

Democrats are intent on killing as many babies as possible.

Most of whom would have grown up to be democrat voters.

Republicans (well, at least conservatives) are focused on preventing as many abortions as possible.

If they succeed and the majority of the saved babies grow up to be democrats the republicans will probably never win another national election.

Or for that matter a state election in states where there are large cities where herds of democrats collect.


26 posted on 07/24/2014 9:52:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (IRONY)
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To: Theodore R.

Goldwater wasn’t pro-abortion when he was in politics was he?

Why leave JFK off your list, and I believe that Ford played the game for his campaign and pretended to have been anti-abortion, and John Tower, who cares or remembers him, George Romney was also pro-abortion as was his wife and Senate candidate, Lenore Romney?

Why did you leave off the most recent example, Mitt Romney who also claimed “My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit.””?


27 posted on 07/24/2014 9:53:26 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: wagglebee

MLK was mean and corrupt, he would never have suddenly turned against the left and become their enemy.


28 posted on 07/24/2014 9:56:58 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: wagglebee

Republicans GOPe are as complicit as they can be on this. Enablers

The country is majority pro-life and with with a pro abortion pop culture and media and logic and the Creator Himself, against abortion

No


29 posted on 07/24/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT by stanne
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To: wagglebee

AMEN!


30 posted on 07/24/2014 2:46:05 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: CatherineofAragon

He absolutely would have been for gay marriage as well.... IMHO


31 posted on 07/24/2014 7:32:13 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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