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King's Niece: "Racism and Abortion Stem from the Same Poisonous Root"
LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/14/08 | LifeSiteNews

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."


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"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."

This is the absolute truth!

1 posted on 04/14/2008 4:06:17 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 04/14/2008 4:07:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 04/14/2008 4:07:53 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Dr. King must be applauding from his grave.


4 posted on 04/14/2008 4:10:08 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: wagglebee
Sounds like King's neice gets...

THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY

..which abjectly supports both rascism and abortion.

I hope most Americans make that link, because the rascism part can cut both ways.

5 posted on 04/14/2008 4:11:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: wagglebee

May God bless this King. I will march with her anytime.


6 posted on 04/14/2008 4:15:03 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: wagglebee

Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root

 

 

 

 

 

/snark

7 posted on 04/14/2008 4:23:25 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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and on a less snarky note: good on her!


8 posted on 04/14/2008 4:24:16 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: wagglebee

Yup - Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood - the eugenics program!


9 posted on 04/14/2008 4:24:27 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: wagglebee

So does this mean she’s voting McCain?


10 posted on 04/14/2008 4:26:16 PM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: Jeff Head

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/dralvedaking/index?tab=articles


11 posted on 04/14/2008 4:26:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: markomalley

had that little cartoon waiting on an itchy trigger finger... Didn’t ya’?


12 posted on 04/14/2008 4:26:35 PM PDT by GulfBreeze (McCain is our nominee. Yeah... I guess.)
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To: manic4organic

I assume so, she’s a Republican and had endorsed Brownback early on.


13 posted on 04/14/2008 4:28:06 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ingtar

This lady truly does get it and carries on the philosophical legacy of her uncle.


14 posted on 04/14/2008 4:41:52 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: wagglebee

She gets it!


15 posted on 04/14/2008 4:42:48 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

Good point


16 posted on 04/14/2008 4:53:24 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: wagglebee

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.


17 posted on 04/14/2008 4:53:42 PM PDT by Hildy (Obama: "Yes, I sat in his church, but I didn't inhale.")
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To: wagglebee
"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."

Well stated.

18 posted on 04/14/2008 4:59:25 PM PDT by Skooz (Any nation that would elect Hillary Clinton as its president has forfeited its right to exist.)
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To: manic4organic
So does this mean she’s voting McCain?

Absolutely not....he's pro-abortion

19 posted on 04/14/2008 5:00:18 PM PDT by parthian shot (I can't stand much more of this!!)
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To: Hildy; cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; narses; 8mmMauser; Lesforlife; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; ...
Dr. King said:
"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."

To which you responded:
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.

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.

20 posted on 04/14/2008 5:01:42 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Dr. Alveda King: Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness."

Bulls eye!

21 posted on 04/14/2008 5:03:31 PM PDT by vrwc1
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To: parthian shot

McCain is NOT pro-abortion. Check your facts.


22 posted on 04/14/2008 5:09:24 PM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: wagglebee

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.


23 posted on 04/14/2008 5:10:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Hildy
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.

In other words it is not your cause, is it Hildy?

24 posted on 04/14/2008 5:13:24 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: Jeff Head
A most excellent point to make, Jeff! And Barry Obama has brought his precious daughters to be inculcated in this fecal material so he most definitely approves of it!
25 posted on 04/14/2008 5:13:48 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN
Her image for the Republican party is to drop the stance against abortion on demand so more ‘moderates’ can feel welcome.

You mean so the GOP can be JUST LIKE THE 'RATS?

26 posted on 04/14/2008 5:14:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: bjs1779; Hildy
In other words it is not your cause, is it Hildy?

Very true, people generally DON'T want to be helpful to causes they oppose.

27 posted on 04/14/2008 5:17:19 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Very true, people generally DON'T want to be helpful to causes they oppose.

Or find themselves participating in.

28 posted on 04/14/2008 5:20:50 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: wagglebee

It is much easier to rationalize the disposal of humanoid entities by first dehumanizing them.


29 posted on 04/14/2008 5:21:31 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Hildy

Please be sure to read all the posts. I’m not entirely sure you were pinged to all the posts about you. I’ll just sit here and eat popcorn for the time being, but if the temptation gets too great, I reserve the right to jump in.


30 posted on 04/14/2008 5:23:32 PM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who taught me much. Þ)
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31 posted on 04/14/2008 5:40:41 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Hildy
Well, abortion in America has snuffed a phenomenal 50,000,000 victims, which even slavery didn't do. So the analogy isn't perfect, but few analogies are.

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?

32 posted on 04/14/2008 5:41:56 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Human rights begin where human life begins.)
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To: wagglebee

BUMP!


33 posted on 04/14/2008 5:48:06 PM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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To: wagglebee

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.


34 posted on 04/14/2008 5:52:10 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Hildy

“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.”

Can you point out exactly what parts Dr. King wrote that are “stupid” and “over the top?”


35 posted on 04/14/2008 5:55:15 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
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.

Their masters 150 years ago were Democrats. You would think that they would get a mind of their own someday.

36 posted on 04/14/2008 6:14:05 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: ViLaLuz

I’ll say it just one more time...to equate abortion and racism is ridiculous. That’s it.


37 posted on 04/14/2008 6:27:16 PM PDT by Hildy (Obama: "Yes, I sat in his church, but I didn't inhale.")
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To: Jeff Head

AMEN


38 posted on 04/14/2008 6:28:49 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I always rely on God and Guns in that order)
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To: Hildy
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.

39 posted on 04/14/2008 6:41:17 PM PDT by bjs1779
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To: bjs1779
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?

40 posted on 04/14/2008 7:04:53 PM PDT by Hildy (Obama: "Yes, I sat in his church, but I didn't inhale.")
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To: Hildy

So, which is worse in your view?


41 posted on 04/14/2008 7:49:00 PM PDT by kenth (I have a apolitical blues)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


42 posted on 04/15/2008 4:11:45 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: kenth; Hildy; 8mmMauser; BykrBayb; floriduh voter
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?

43 posted on 04/15/2008 5:02:48 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: MHGinTN; Hildy

As I recall too, Hildy was all pro-Michael Schiavo in 2005.


44 posted on 04/15/2008 6:03:20 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

Yes, blacks have nearly always bloc-voted except in 1952 when they spilt about evenly between Eisenhower and Stevenson.


45 posted on 04/15/2008 6:04:15 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: wagglebee

What a great description of modern “liberalism”!


46 posted on 04/15/2008 6:04:24 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MHGinTN

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.


47 posted on 04/15/2008 6:07:14 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Hildy

Ah, so your position is not explainable.

It must be VERY coherent.


48 posted on 04/15/2008 6:08:14 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: vrwc1

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).


49 posted on 04/15/2008 6:10:02 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: bjs1779
Their masters 150 years ago were Democrats.

And continue to be.

Blacks are dhimmirats' "mascots".

50 posted on 04/15/2008 6:13:12 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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