by Dr. Alveda King
In this great country of ours, no one should be forced to pray or read any religious documents, and a woman should have the right to decide what to do with her own body. Thank God for the Constitution. That Constitution, though, guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. The so-called doctrine of “separation of church and state” is not in our Constitution. Nothing in our Constitution forbids the free exercise of religion in the public square. Inherent in our Constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is the right to know the serious consequences of making a decision to deny religious freedom, or to abort our children.
Oh, God, what would Martin Luther King, Jr., who dreamed of having his four children judged by the content of their characters, not just the color of their skin, do if he’d lived to see the contents of thousands of children’s skulls emptied into the bottomless caverns of the abortionists pits?
What would he say about the rivers of blood of the children cut down in gang wars and other dark deeds?
It is time for America, perhaps the most blessed nation on earth, to lead the world in repentance, and in restoration of life! If only we can carry the freedom of repentance to its fullest potential. If only America can repent and turn away from the sins of our nation. We must allow light and life back into our lives!
Today, I live with a repentant heart and I pray in thanks each day for the Lord’s forgiveness and blessing. I am a mother of six living children and a grandmother. Regretfully, I am also a post-abortive mother. I offer a tearful prayer that my sharing the tragedy of my life-altering experiences will help save the life of a child yet unborn.
In the early 1970’s, even though some Black voices were protesting against forced sterilization, artificial chemical birth control methods and abortion, there were many who were fooled and misled by propaganda that promoted such strategies. I was among those who were duped. As a result, I suffered one involuntary and one voluntary “legal” abortion.
My involuntary abortion was performed just prior to the passage of Roe v. Wade by my private pro-abortion physician without my consent. I had gone to the doctor to ask why my cycle had not resumed after the birth of my son. I did not ask for and did not want an abortion. The doctor said, “You don’t need to be pregnant, let’s see.” He proceeded to perform a painful examination which resulted in a gush of blood and tissue emanating from my womb. He explained that he had performed an abortion called a “local D and C.”
Soon after the Roe v. Wade decision, I became pregnant again. There was adverse pressure and threat of violence from the baby’s father. The ease and convenience provided through Roe v. Wade made it too easy for me to make the fateful and fatal decision to abort our child. I went to a Planned Parenthood sanctioned doctor and was advised that the procedure would hurt no more than “having a tooth removed.”
The next day, I was admitted to the hospital, and our baby was aborted. My medical insurance paid for the procedure. As soon as I woke up, I knew that something was very wrong. I felt very ill, and very empty. I tried to talk to the doctor and nurses about it. They assured me that “it will all go away in a few days. You will be fine.” They lied.
Over the next few years, I experienced medical problems. I had trouble bonding with my son, and his five siblings who were born after the abortions. I began to suffer from eating disorders, depression, nightmares, sexual dysfunctions and a host of other issues related to the abortion that I chose to have. I felt angry about both the involuntary and voluntary abortions, and very guilty about the abortion I chose to have. The guilt made me very ill. Like my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who had received the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Award in 1968, I became a victim to the lies of Planned Parenthood. They told my uncle, they told me and millions of mothers and fathers that their agenda was to help our people. They lied. Their agenda is deadly!
I pray often for deliverance from the pain caused by my decision to abort my baby. I suffered the threat of cervical and breast cancer, and experienced the pain of empty arms after the baby was gone. Truly, for me, and countless abortive mothers, nothing on earth can fully restore what has been lost — only Jesus can.
My children have all suffered from knowing that they have a brother or sister that their mother chose to abort. Often they ask if I ever thought about aborting them, and they have said, “You killed our baby.”
This is very painful for all of us. My mother and grandparents were very sad to know about the loss of the baby. The aborted child’s father also regrets the abortions. If it had not been for Roe v. Wade, I would never have had that second abortion.
My birthday is January 22, and each year this special day is marred by the fact that it is also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade — and the anniversary of death for millions of babies. I and my deceased children are victims of abortion. The Roe v. Wade decision has adversely affected the lives of my entire family.
My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., twice said, “No one is going to kill a child of mine.” The first time Daddy King said this was to my mother, who was facing an “inconvenient pregnancy” with me. The next time, I was facing a pregnancy, and told him about it. In both instances, Daddy King said no, and saved his seed.
Tragically, two of his grandchildren had already been aborted when he saved the life of his next great-grandson with this statement. His son, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
In light of Uncle Martin’s prolife stance, I find it extremely troubling that Planned Parenthood uses a ploy of publishing a speech Dr. King didn’t write or deliver to pretend that Dr. King would have supported their agenda of death.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was prolife. His wife Coretta was pro-choice. Mrs. King attended the Planned Parenthood Award Ceremony in 1966, read a speech written by someone other than her husband and accepted the Margaret Sanger Award in his name. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not attend the ceremony. He did not write the speech!
Like Mrs. Laura Bush who in interviews and her book admits she is pro-abortion, Mrs. Coretta Scott King was at odds with her husband’s ideology regarding life and human sexuality. These women chose platforms that were not reconciled to the reality of the blessings of procreative reproductive health leading to monogamous healthy marriages between husbands and wives; the births of healthy babies; and the continuation of God’s plan for families nurtured in love and righteousness.
It is ludicrous to suggest that Martin Luther King, Jr. would have endorsed any acts that chemically or surgically dismember and kill babies in the womb; butcher women under falsehood of providing “safe abortions”; and hide the truth that many hysterectomies, breast cancer surgeries and other “female reproductive illnesses” are the result of abortion. They promote death over life in the name of abortion, and call it civil rights.
My uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. could never have endorsed such tactics! This understanding leads me to ask this question:
How can the “Dream” survive if we murder our children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. In the hands of the mother is the fate of that child — whether the child lives or dies — a decision given to the mother by Roe v. Wade. That choice, the final choice of whether the child lives or dies, should be left to God, Who ultimately says “choose life!”
I join the voices of thousands across America, who are SILENT NO MORE.
We can no longer sit idly by and allow this horrible spirit of murder to cut down, yes cut out and cut away, our unborn and destroy the lives of our mothers. Our babies and our mothers must live!
I am very grateful to God for the Spirit of Repentance that is sweeping our land. In repentance there is healing. In the name of Jesus, we must humble ourselves and pray, and turn from our wicked ways, so that God will hear from Heaven and Heal Our Land.
I, like my uncle, Martin Luther King, Jr., have a dream. I still have a dream that someday the men and women of our nation, the boys and girls of America will come to our senses, humble ourselves before God Almighty and receive His healing grace. I pray that this is the day and the hour of our deliverance. I pray that we will regain a covenant of life and finally obtain the promised liberty, justice and pursuit of happiness for all.
Let us end injustice anywhere by championing justice everywhere, including in the womb. May God, by His grace, have mercy on us all.