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Students Walk out of King's Abortion Speech (Martin Luther King's Niece Wasn't 'PC')
College Media Network ^ | 3/4/09 | Kevin Drescher

Posted on 03/09/2009 4:41:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Many surprised by event billed as diversity presentation

Alveda King speaks about abortion Tuesday in Warriner

Some students at Alveda King's speech Tuesday night did not expect a strictly literal interpretation of the advertised "life affirming choices" speech.

The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King spoke out strongly against abortion at her "Can the Dream Survive?" presentation in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Some students were surprised to learn that was the topic of her lecture. Several of the about 650-person audience walked out.

"I felt a little misled personally," said Flint senior Detrone Turner, who said he thought the speech was going to be about increasing diversity.

Sponsored by The Student Budget Allocation Committee, The Office for Institutional Diversity and Students For Life, King presented a PowerPoint called "Can the Dream Survive If the Kids Are Dead?"

"That whole adding in 'can the dream survive if the kids were dead' was an aspect that I wasn't expecting," Turner said. "It kind of caught me off guard."

Speaking about abortion, King linked the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s to her views on abortion.

She spoke briefly of her father, A.D. King, and her uncle, Martin Luther King Jr., who fought to end segregation in the early 1950s, before segueing into her own family's experience with abortion.

A mother of several children, King admitted she had two abortions herself, but that she was tricked into the procedures. The doctor who performed her first abortion did not tell her that she was pregnant.

"I was pregnant and he didn't tell me. It was illegal. It was not 1973. Roe v. Wade had not passed," she said. "Really, I was pregnant (and) he didn't tell me."

The situation was similar for her second abortion.

"We wanted to bring a speaker who would be able to talk about things that aren't talked about a lot. To bring some issues that we don't hear a lot," said Students For Life president and Muskegon senior Sean Nolan.

"I think (the) mark of success for our event is that a fair number of people got up and left during her talk," he said. "I think it's good that we probably annoyed people, irritated people,"

Turner, who stayed throughout the entire presentation, said he thought the lecture's content was questionable, but enjoyable to watch.

"I felt some of the information could have been a little skewed, but all in all it was good, it was entertaining."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: abortion; alvedaking; civilrights; dralvedaking; michigan; mlk; moralabsolutes; prolife; righttolife
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1 posted on 03/09/2009 4:41:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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>”I felt some of the information could have been a little skewed

Things not conforming to leftist views are - skewed...


2 posted on 03/09/2009 4:45:25 PM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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"I felt a little misled personally," said Flint senior Detrone Turner, who said he thought the speech was going to be about increasing diversity.

Well Detrone, it was about increasing diversity--you should have stayed and paid attention.

3 posted on 03/09/2009 4:47:36 PM PDT by beaversmom
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“”I felt a little misled personally,” said Flint senior Detrone Turner, who said he thought the speech was going to be about increasing diversity.”

Don’t kill your babies, fool, that will ‘increase diversity’!


4 posted on 03/09/2009 4:49:22 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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Way to see someone keeping the fight up at Mt Pleasant.


5 posted on 03/09/2009 4:50:28 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Obama = Jimmy Carter II)
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"He said 'Detrone'....."


6 posted on 03/09/2009 4:51:20 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache.)
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"I felt a little misled personally," said Flint senior Detrone Turner, who said he thought the speech was going to be about increasing diversity

In other words, he thought he was going to hear about ways to stick it to the Man legally and cop a high-price job where he didn't have to do any work but just show up once't in awhile--sort of like Obama's law firm job in Chi-Town.

No wonder he was disappointed. Apparently, "life" meant "life" and not "the life."

Dumb chickenturd.

7 posted on 03/09/2009 4:51:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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“I felt some of the information could have been a little skewed, but all in all it was good, it was entertaining.”

Entertaining? Entertaining? A speech on abortion is entertaining. Oh my...


8 posted on 03/09/2009 4:51:52 PM PDT by gate2wire
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"Detrone"

i was thinking about naming my child, "detrone," then i came to my senses. :)

9 posted on 03/09/2009 4:54:28 PM PDT by robomatik
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life-affirming.... but they were aghast it would be pro-life?


10 posted on 03/09/2009 4:56:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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11 posted on 03/09/2009 4:56:43 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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"I felt a little misled personally," said Flint senior Detrone Turner, who said he thought the speech was going to be about increasing diversity.

What better way to increase diversity then by not slaughtering millions of black babies before they are born?

12 posted on 03/09/2009 4:58:33 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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I guess they must have lost sight that the Kings are REPUBLICANS, huh?


13 posted on 03/09/2009 5:09:05 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.)
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I fell in love with Dr. Alveda king when I first read about the great work she is doing to save the lives of babies and help the black community remember their Republican roots.

God Bless you, Dr. King and Semper FI!


14 posted on 03/09/2009 5:10:31 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Life is tough. It is even tougher if you are stupid--John Wayne)
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Pinged from Terri Dailies


15 posted on 03/09/2009 5:14:49 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Don’t kill your babies, fool, that will ‘increase diversity’!

My thought too. I wonder if Mr. Turner knows the difference between being a 'father' and being a 'baby daddy'?

16 posted on 03/09/2009 5:16:49 PM PDT by tbpiper (Irate and tireless....but mostly irate.)
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I guess they only want choices that affirm their own lives...

Selfishness — a sign of the times...


17 posted on 03/09/2009 5:19:15 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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God forbid they hear something they don’t agree with.


18 posted on 03/09/2009 5:40:07 PM PDT by yazoo
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"I felt a little misled personally," said Flint senior Detrone Turner

Think more, feel less, Detrone. You've been misled your entire life. In Margaret Sanger's perfect world, you don't exist. That's what abortion is all about. It's what it's always been about.

19 posted on 03/09/2009 5:53:20 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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Thanks nick. The headline makes it sound as if most of the place emptied out.
The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King spoke out strongly against abortion at her "Can the Dream Survive?" presentation in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium. Some students were surprised to learn that was the topic of her lecture. Several of the about 650-person audience walked out. "I felt a little misled personally," said Flint senior Detrone Turner, who said he thought the speech was going to be about increasing diversity. Sponsored by The Student Budget Allocation Committee, The Office for Institutional Diversity and Students For Life, King presented a PowerPoint called "Can the Dream Survive If the Kids Are Dead?" "That whole adding in 'can the dream survive if the kids were dead' was an aspect that I wasn't expecting," Turner said. "It kind of caught me off guard." Speaking about abortion, King linked the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s to her views on abortion.

20 posted on 03/09/2009 6:02:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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