Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A "racist, genocidal act"

That is how Ms. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., described abortion. Her statement is true. Abortion ends more black lives than heart disease, cancer, accidents, AIDS, and violent crime combined. About 36 percent of the abortions in the United States are performed on blacks, who comprise just 17 percent of the live births. About 80% of Planned Parenthood’s abortion centers are in or near minority communities. Alveda King is an African-American pro-life advocate; so it is not surprising for her to describe abortion as a"racist, genocidal act," but her comment was recently given in response to the aftermath of Dr. George Tiller's murder.

According to this Washington Times report, Dr. LeRoy Carhart of Omaha, NE, one of several doctors who periodically assisted Dr. Tiller's practice, stated at a Monday news conference that Tiller's murder was "the equivalent of Martin Luther King being assassinated," and compared pro-life displays of crosses to the KKK.

This suprememly stupid remark rightly outraged the niece of the slain civil rights leader. Beyond describing abortion as a "racial, genocidal act," she also had this to say to the Washington Times:
For LeRoy Carhart to mention the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who worked through peaceful and nonviolent means, in the same breath with that of George Tiller, whose work ended peace and brought violence to babies in the womb, is offensive beyond belief. The analogy is just wrong.
Of course, she is absolutely right.

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