Skip to comments.King's Niece: "Racism and Abortion Stem from the Same Poisonous Root"
Posted on 04/14/2008 4:06:17 PM PDT by wagglebee
ATLANTA, April 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today said that racism and abortion are linked. Dr. King has, for the past two weeks been involved in commemorative events of the 40th anniversary of the death of her uncle Martin Luther King Jr. the famed leader of the civil rights movement.
"Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error," stated Dr. King. "The error is 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."
"Of course, to get someone out of our way, we have to come up with rationales for doing so," added Dr. King. "We create the deceptions that the other person is less important, less worthy, less human. These pretenses help us feel a bit better about discriminating against someone because of his skin color or gestational age, but they're still lies and our actions are still wrong."
"The truth is that we are all humans belonging to only one race," said Dr. King. "Racial reconciliation can only mean that we reconcile to the truth that we are all one race of human beings created equal. Even though we have ethnic distinctions, those distinctions do not separate us from the human race any more than do our stage of development or state of physical dependency. We are all fully human. When we face this truth, there is no justification for treating those who look different than us as lesser beings. If we simply treat other people the way we'd like to be treated, racism, abortion, and other forms of inhumanity will be things of the past."
In a speech on the day of the 40th anniversary, Dr. King said: "The fight against abortion is a new frontier in the civil rights movement."
This is the absolute truth!
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Dr. King must be applauding from his grave.
..which abjectly supports both rascism and abortion.
I hope most Americans make that link, because the rascism part can cut both ways.
May God bless this King. I will march with her anytime.
Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root
and on a less snarky note: good on her!
Yup - Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood - the eugenics program!
So does this mean she’s voting McCain?
Thanks for the link.
Dr. King gets it, she has dedicated her life to fighting for life and to ending the stranglehold that the left has placed on blacks.
had that little cartoon waiting on an itchy trigger finger... Didn’t ya’?
I assume so, she’s a Republican and had endorsed Brownback early on.
This lady truly does get it and carries on the philosophical legacy of her uncle.
She gets it!
Look, abortion is bad...racism is bad...but this is the STUPIDEST argument I’ve ever, ever read. It’s over the top things like this that sets your cause back.
Absolutely not....he's pro-abortion
To which you responded:
Look, abortion is bad...racism is bad...but this is the STUPIDEST argument Ive ever, ever read. Its over the top things like this that sets your cause back.
Are you saying that racism (trying to hold other races back) IS NOT based in selfishness? Are you saying that abortion (killing a baby for convenience) IS NOT based in selfishness?
You actually think that this is "stupid" and "over the top"? If you want to see stupid and over the top maybe you should go back and read what the RINOs in WAnkerville say.
McCain is NOT pro-abortion. Check your facts.
You need to give Hildy a wide passing (not a pass, step past her and move on) ... she has a visceral need to defend the killing of alive unborn children whom she doesn’t consider to be fully human until born. Her image for the Republican party is to drop the stance against abortion on demand so more ‘moderates’ can feel welcome.
In other words it is not your cause, is it Hildy?
You mean so the GOP can be JUST LIKE THE 'RATS?
Very true, people generally DON'T want to be helpful to causes they oppose.
Or find themselves participating in.
It is much easier to rationalize the disposal of humanoid entities by first dehumanizing them.
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Her main point--- that both involve the absurd concept that the victim is somewhat subhuman, or "not a person in the full sense of the word" --- is exactly right. Remember the concept that a slave is 3/5 of a person for the purpose of the census?
This is a bit confusing. Great platitudes but reality says 95% of blacks have, and continue, to vote for the Democratic Party, continue to have some abortions, but still have a 70% out of wedlock birth rate.
“Look, abortion is bad...racism is bad...but this is the STUPIDEST argument Ive ever, ever read. Its over the top things like this that sets your cause back.”
Can you point out exactly what parts Dr. King wrote that are “stupid” and “over the top?”
Their masters 150 years ago were Democrats. You would think that they would get a mind of their own someday.
I’ll say it just one more time...to equate abortion and racism is ridiculous. That’s it.
Aren't they both immoral? One has to wonder what you are from here.
I'm someone who sees that trying to equate abortion and racism is pathetic. Now, if you're asking me if both are immoral...that's another question...homosexuality is immoral, does that mean we should equate abortion and homosexuality? How about stealing from your friends..that's immoral too. Should we equate abortion and stealing from your friends? Enough of this. Why is it so important to convince me of your tactics? If you're so sure you're right, why do you even care what I think?
So, which is worse in your view?
That is an EXCELLENT question. Will you answer this one Hildy? Let's not forget that prior to your statements on this thread, you have never really said that abortion was wrong, in fact you've generally been quite supportive of it.
Why don't we put things in perspective:
- At the start of the Civil War, there were approximately 3.5 million slaves in the United States. Since 1973, approximately 17 MILLION black Americans have been aborted.
- During the era where lynchings were prominent in the United States (1880-1950) approximately 3500 black Americans were lynched. Today, abortuaries kill that many black Americans EVERY THREE DAYS.
- Just over 12% of Americans are black, ONE THIRD of abortion victims are black.
So, are you willing to answer the question? Can you even see the connection?
As I recall too, Hildy was all pro-Michael Schiavo in 2005.
Yes, blacks have nearly always bloc-voted except in 1952 when they spilt about evenly between Eisenhower and Stevenson.
What a great description of modern “liberalism”!
I have found that most (all) women who defend abortion this vehemently have had one and deep in their core know that it was an evil act.
There are two ways to handle this knowledge.
First, you could repent and seek forgiveness from God,
or, you could spend the rest of your life vehemently defending your “right” to do what you did.
Ah, so your position is not explainable.
It must be VERY coherent.
Heck, “liberalism” in general is all about selfishness -
GREED FOR THE UNEARNED.
At its core, “liberalism” is the total belief that no choices should have any consequences. And if consequences occur naturally, they must be alleviated at the cost of others (abortion is the ULTIMATE form of this).
And continue to be.
Blacks are dhimmirats' "mascots".
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