The Testimony of Dr. Alveda King
Dr. King, a frequent guest on IFA’s Pray with America’s Leaders, uses her testimony to stand for the unborn. We need more voices like hers!
From The Federalist. At 72 years old, Alveda King has devoted more than half of her life to protecting babies in the womb. …
King, born in 1951, has been a professor, a politician, an author, a speaker, and an activist for the unborn. …
“I was born into a Christian family,” King told The Federalist. “And all these years later, after I’ve had two abortions, a miscarriage, I’ve been a Democrat, an independent, and a Republican — today I’m a Frederick Douglass Republican — I believe everything that happened in my life was leading me to a time when my voice would be part of a message that human life is sacred, from the womb to the tomb into eternity.”
King is no stranger to fighting for the voiceless. After all, she grew up as the daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Activism may be in King’s blood, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that she took up the mantle to fight for the protection of unborn babies.
“I began to self-examine. Even though I had been brought up in a Christian family, I had not made a commitment to Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I was very aware of it in ’83, ’84. Somewhere in that time period, I confessed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. During that same time, I confessed my own sins and I realized that abortion was mixed up in that.” …
“I began to ask this question: ‘A woman has a right to choose what she does with her body. The baby is not her body. Where’s the lawyer for the baby? How can the dream survive if we murder our children?’” King said. …
‘But It’s a Baby’
After working with Priests for Life for 16 years and launching the Civil Rights for the Unborn ministry, King decided to take her activism further with the foundation of Speak for Life, a pro-life organization dedicated to “mobilizing generations of Pro-Life advocates to boldly speak for life!” …
That’s why she’s working on a curriculum designed to “help children talk about life and to know when their liberties are being suppressed by worldviews that differ from theirs.”
“It’s not so hard to talk to children about life,” King said, noting that many of the students she’s talked to about abortion are bewildered that anyone would end a life in the womb.
“Even little children, when I would go to speak to the elementary schools and middle schools, high schools, and colleges, the little tiny children were like ‘But it’s a baby. It’s a baby,’” King recalled.
Adults, on the other hand, are easily misled by abortion activists, Democrats, and the corporate media, which are all willing to lie about the harsh realities of abortion. King says that “lying to folks” must always be combated with the truth that abortion hurts everyone. …
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(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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