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January 19, 2004

Civil Rights and Abortion

Coinciding this week are Sanctityof Human Life Sunday and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. MLK's niece, Dr. Alveda King, makes connections between the issues that are remembered this week.

Parents making a decision to abort - because sometimes both are involved - are aborting a slave, in that the baby has no say so over whether it will live or not live. Likewise, the baby has no choice over its nourishment. The baby has no choice over where it can go or what it can do. It does what the parent says it will do. The baby is totally dependent on the parent.

During the 1970's, right after Roe v Wade, I aborted a child. This was before I became a born again Christian in 1983. For almost 20 years I lived in agony. Was it a boy, or was it a girl? Did the abortion hurt the baby, cause it great pain?

Thank God I didn't abort my other children. I made a decision for six children who are alive, and tragically I made the decision against one. At the time, I was not aware of what I was doing. There were no sonograms back then. If I had seen one, I don't think I could have done it. Now, today, it is only through the salvation of Jesus Christ that I realize I am forgiven for the act against that baby?s life, and I will see my child again in heaven.

Alveda King will be receiving a lifetime pro-life achievement award this week and be speaking at a Silent No More rally.

Thanks to Emily for pointing out this interview.

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"Aborting a Slave": The Other Dr. King on Abortion from the evangelical outpost
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Yes! I believe this is one of the most important analogies for abortion opponents. The issue of slaves as "property" and the issue of the unborn as "property" are the same. I had no idea his neice was championing the cause.

Posted by: swamphopper at January 19, 2004 02:22 PM

I often remember the 1992 Vice Presidential debate when "choice" comes up. Gore asked Quayle if he would support a woman's right to choose matters over her own body. Quayle did not answer him directly, and I was telling my TV that he should say "Yes, I support a women's right to choose for herself. I also support a child's right to choose for himself. The question is, Senator, why do you deny the child his rights? That's the right to life, one of our inalienable rights, and the child in the womb is very much alive."

Alan Keyes could have said it that way.

Posted by: Raindream at January 19, 2004 03:55 PM


 
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