Linda Thorson: Why Dr. King Is Coming to the Red River Valley

Why is Dr. Alveda King, a civil rights activist and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. coming to the Red River Valley? Dr. King is a former college professor and served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a recipient of many awards including the Life Prize Award and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (2011). Dr. King is an accomplished actress, songwriter, and a bestselling author; among her books is How Can the Dream Survive if we Murder the Children?

Dr. Alveda King will be the Key Note speaker at the #100 No More: Human Rights for All Prayer Rally in front of the Moorhead, Minnesota Planned Parenthood facility. The purpose of the event is to call for an end to abortion and the destruction caused by Planned Parenthood.

Concerned Women for America of North Dakota and Minnesota ask you to join us on Wednesday, October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Stand up for life! One hundred years of death, tens of millions of murdered babies, and millions of emotionally scarred mothers who will never be the same is enough!

One hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, a passionate eugenicist who believed only the fit deserved to live. Margaret Sanger’s goal was to sterilize the disabled, the poor, and minorities.

Census Data shows that 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. African-Americans are only 12.6% of the U.S. population but receive 35.4% of all abortions. Over one in three. Planned Parenthood continues to operate based on its flawed foundation of targeting minorities and the poor.

In investigative footage from the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood staff was recorded disregarding the racist motive for a donation, accepting money “for whatever reason.” Planned Parenthood wants us to ignore scandal after scandal. The time has come to speak up. The moral deterioration of racism and abortion affects us all.

Every year, the federal government gives Planned Parenthood half-a-billion dollars. This money should be shifted to support the 13,000 federally qualified health centers that provide true care to women and families across the country.

Come! Hear Dr. Alveda King! As the daughter of the late civil rights activist, Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, she grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Alveda King, jailed during the open housing movement, is familiar with the ugliness of racism. Her family home in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Kentucky. Alveda was jailed during the open housing movement. She sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle.

“Abortion violates the civil rights of unborn children,” Dr. Alveda King. She recalls her grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. saying, “The woman has a right to choose what happens to her body, but that baby is not her body.”

“Abortion and racism … thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness”, Dr. Alveda King.

Dr. King currently serves as a Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness, and healing.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from noon-2pm weekdays.

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