Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Racism of Abortion

It's not getting any play by the MSM, of course, but Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, Dr. Alveda King was a part of a pro-life vigil Monday night in Denver. They protested in front of an abortion clinic that targets minorities (as many do). Dr. Alveda King had this to say about the "industry of racsim":

"Like racism, abortion allows us to treat people inhumanely if it makes our lives easier. And like racism, abortion provides a sense of justification for actions we know in our hearts are wrong."King calls abortion the true civil rights issue of today. "The unborn are obviously easier to discriminate against than any group of born humans. They cannot march. They cannot protest. They are invisible."


"The fight against abortion is a new frontier in the Civil Rights Movement," states Dr. King. "We are not following Martin's dream if we do not stand up for the voiceless."

Catholic Archbishop of Denver Charles Chaput also spoke: (emphasis mine)

Archbishop of Denver Charles Chaput spoke about the dual obligations of Christian love - toward women and mothers in need, and their unborn children. "Acts of violence create a culture of violence - and abortion is the most intimate form of violence there is," said the Archbishop. "It wounds the woman, it kills the unborn child and it poisons the roots of justice and charity that binds us all into one human family."This facility in this minority neighborhood should offend every African-American and Latino family, and all of us, because every child lost to abortion here subtracts one more life, one more universe of possibilities and talent, from the future of this community."