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Evangelist Alveda King – “Amidst unveiling of new website on the weekend of the “I Have a Dream” 53rd Anniversary, Black Community mourns another Planned Parenthood Abortion Death”

Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Atlanta, GA – Timed to coincide with the 53rd anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Priests for Life’s African-American Outreach is launching a new website, logo, mascot and name – Civil Rights for the Unborn (CRU) – for the ministry led by MLK’s niece.

“We interrupt our announcement of unveiling our new “Civil Rights for the Unborn” website to report more death from another Planned Parenthood abortion, says Evangelist Alveda King.

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“Mounting grief over yet more abortion deaths – this time of Michigan mother Cree Erwin and baby – overshadows our news. Black leaders and prolife leaders at large are outraged and grieved that yet another young beautiful Black woman and her baby have recently succumbed to painful deaths following an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility,” explains King.

In the aftermath of Ms. Erwin’s abortion death, one of many in America, Pastor Clennard Childress, cofounder of L.E.A.R.N. says: “Black Life Matters has [recently] teamed up with the most destructive racist machine in American history; its founder, Margaret Sanger was the most devout racist of her time! The leading killer of innocent unarmed African Americans in the womb – whose hands were up, but given no choice or chance at the American Dream their fellow African American, Dr. Martin Luther King preached about – is Planned Parenthood!

“It breaks my heart that when a young man is gunned down by a [police officer], the media runs with it like wildfire. Yet, if an abortionist kills a young black woman and baby, the silence is tragic,” adds Dr. Johnny Hunter, cofounder of L.E.A.R.N.

“My uncle didn’t live to experience the horrors of legal abortion, which includes death to babies and harm to women. Today he would have fought just as hard to secure the rights of unborn Americans as he fought for racial justice for Blacks.

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“Americans and all people are not racially divided biologically or spiritually, but are rather ‘one blood/one race.’ [Acts 17:26] At CRU we seek to end abortion genocide and educate and unite the human family around the sanctity of life.

“We can reflect our support for life by praying, participating in the prolife movement, and voting prolife,” King urged.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, concludes: “No other civil rights issue of our day is more important than securing the right to life for the human beings still in their mothers’ wombs.”

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Sweet Victory for Mothers, Babies and Civil Rights Pro-Life Warriors Everywhere as Killing Center in Wisconsin Closes Its Doors

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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Planned Parenthood says “Black Lives Matter.” At Civil Rights for the Unborn, we know that God loves everyone, and Acts 17:26 teaches us that there is only one race, the human race.

Deuteronomy 30:19 teaches us to choose life so that we and our families can live.

If America, and indeed the whole world are to live and prosper, we must stop killing our children.

Our hats go off and our hearts go out to the valiant civil rights prolife warriors who have fought so long to close abortion killing centers. As the natural and spiritual storms rage in Wisconsin, America and around the world, here are two encouraging reports.

http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5814-prayers-answered-with-closing-of-famed-wisconsin-abortion-clinic
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http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/wisconsin-close-planned-parenthood-abortion-mill

“It breaks my heart that when a young man is gunned down by a cop the media runs with it like wildfire. Yet, if an abortionist kills a young black women, the silence itself is tragic. Since the average black does not know, there is no outcry.” Dr. Johnny Hunter

Pray with us, for America, the world; for respect for the sanctity of life in the womb, in every circumstance of life, and until natural death. Pray for brotherly and sisterly love, nonviolence and God’s grace.

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Alveda King calls on African-American clergy to stand with Priests for Life at Supreme Court

Monday, March 14th, 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 14, 2016

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

NEW YORK – Evangelist Alveda King, a plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Priests for Life vs. HHS, has called on African-American clergy to stand with her in this crucial battle for religious liberty.

Evangelist King is the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American Outreach of Priests for Life. Priests for Life, along with its National Director, Father Frank Pavone, and Executive Director, Janet Morana, are challenging the HHS mandate within the Affordable Care Act that calls on employers to provide cost-free contraception and abortifacient drugs and devices to their employees.

The case, along with six others, will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 23.

“This case can be seen as an extension of the Black Lives Matter movement,” said Evangelist King. “Freedom of religion is cherished by African-Americans. If we lose this battle, and allow the federal government to dictate how we may practice our religion, everyone loses. This is a human rights fight and a civil rights fight. Everyone’s religious freedom is under review.”

To learn more about the case, go to www.IStandwithPFL.com

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Overcoming the Onslaught of Violence in America and the World

Friday, December 4th, 2015

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“Let not your heart faint, and be not fearful at the report heard in the land, when a report comes in one year and afterward a report in another year, and violence is in the land, and ruler is against ruler.” – Jeremiah 51:46 ESV

Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA has taken over the news cycle for the last two days and rightly so as it is a horrific tragedy. On the same day there was a lesser reported mass shooting in Savannah, GA. While perhaps there were not enough people killed to make Savannah a ‘big’ story, as the Washington Post noted, “The local news barely acknowledged the murder: One local television station covered it in three paragraphs.

The same article also points out that mass shootings have ‘become normal,’ 355 of them in 2015.

In a seemingly unrelated chain of events, last week’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs brought on a firestorm of blame at pro-lifers.

Rev. Frank Pavone writes: “Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, wrote, ‘We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country.’”

“Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), was more explicit in her statement to blame the pro-life movement for Friday’s incident, stating, ‘Although anti-abortion groups may condemn this type of violence when it happens, the way that they target and demonize providers contributes to a culture where some feel it is justifiable to murder doctors.’”

Let’s keep in mind that these women deliberately omit to admit that millions of babies have been legally violently dismembered or chemically killed in America by abortion. And many mothers have been maimed or killed in the process.

There’s more. Lest we forget, the “Black Lives Matter” cries remain as part of the bigger picture. Yes, Black lives matter, all black lives matter [including aborted babies, black on black crime victims, incarcerated youths, etc.]. Indeed all lives matter because John 3:16 says God loves the whole world and that means everybody. We, as one human race (Acts 17:26), are in this thing together whether we like it or not.

What we are missing here is the not so subtle connection to what on the surface seems to be random violent outbreaks in the atmosphere. Yet as Rev. Pavone points out, the problems with the Colorado Springs shooting is not the pro-lifers referring to abortion as murder but rather the abortion industry’s utter lack of respect for life and choosing its solution to solving someone’s problem by killing their child.

Although the Colorado Springs shooting was abortion related, we should consider that there is a common denominator; an utter lack of respect for life. Whether there are various underlying causes for the lack of disregard of the rights of others, consequent actions lead to outcomes such as these mass shootings, high abortion rates, high levels of incarceration, suicide and many other threats to the human family.

Terrorism, be it in the womb, from distant shores, behind the domestic walls of our homes, or wherever it occurs, terrorism by any other name is still the same.

Killing has been a part of humanity since Cain killed Abel. Throughout history humans have been killing for greed, convenience, emotional pain, and the like in order to acquire what others have; whether it be land, money, power, or [and we can fill in the blanks here].

Human life has long been devalued to the point that life has often become disposable as long as we can’t see the danger to our own. Herein lies the Catch 22: we disregard others to save ourselves – sadly not realizing that we are universally connected to our human family.

With the passage of time America has joined the rest of the world in rubber stamping the killing of our babies in the womb, as well as the sick, the elderly and in alarmingly increasing numbers, the poor.

With this acceptance of devaluation of humanity, the consciences of men, women and children have been numbed. The answer to one’s problem becomes the dehumanization and elimination of those who would interfere with what someone wants.

Is there any wonder that mass killings are occurring on a regular, almost daily, basis?

Let’s connect some dots.

Have an unplanned pregnancy? Illness? Getting too old? Other problems? Eliminate your problems with abortion or euthanasia.

Killing is fast becoming the choice many people are “choosing” in order to fix their problems. Killing of another or of self both devalue and destroy life.

We must wake up and recognize that the taking of any life, born, unborn, sick, handicapped, elderly, those of faith outside of ours — is wrong.

“The people who know their God shall [must] stand firm and take action.” Daniel 11:32 ESV

Contrary to what others are saying, that “God will not fix this,” it should be obvious that only God can change hearts and fix broken lives. Pray for America, and the world.

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Liberal Race Baiting is Tired, Sagging and Outdated

Monday, June 8th, 2015
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For decades, the liberal camp has stirred up the emotions of the African American Community with reminders of our victimization from first slavery and then segregation and racism. Yet, in the midst of all our oppression, we have always managed to rise to the surface, and even ascend to the peaks of promise, stepping over the boulders of despair that would try to hold us back.

My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. often quoted his mentor Dr. Benjamin E. Mays. During his lifetime, Dr. Mays was President of Morehouse College in Atlanta. Many of the men of our family, including Daddy AD King and Uncle ML King, like Granddaddy, are “Morehouse Men.”

Dr. Mays would say: “No one can ride your back unless it is bent.” Granddaddy always taught us to “stand up straight and walk tall because God is on our side.”

When I hear Mrs. Senator Hillary Clinton or Mrs. Michelle Obama, or Al Sharpton, or other leading speakers stir up memories of racial unrest and oppression, even when they are pointing out the obvious current racial overtones and undertones that Blacks in America are still facing, I don’t hear hope. They don’t offer solutions, only more anger, pain and despair.

As a survivor of the 20th Century Race Wars, my back remains unbent, and I move forward for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all who were created equal in God’s eyes.

In my book KING RULES, I write about the “Beloved Community” our legacy embraces. I write about Acts 17:26, where we discover that the human race is born of “one blood.” So we are not even “separate races.” This reminds us that what Uncle ML said is true: “We must all learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish as fools.”

Please, someone, remind speakers like Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Clinton that the answer to racial strife and confusion, in fact to all human issues, will always be love and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Kitchen table issues affect the rich and the poor alike. How will we feed our families, how will we educate our children, how will we manage successful career strategies, how will we improve our quality of life? It doesn’t matter how much we are able to pay for these benefits. The American Dream is that everyone will have some form of satisfaction, free from fear of danger, poverty and harm.

We still have a dream, The American Dream.

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Alveda King to Baltimore Mayor: My dear Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Monday, April 27th, 2015

 

Your invitation to “give space for those who want to destroy” is unbelievable. This interpretation of rights to free speech is dangerous Ma’am.

In 1963, my father Rev. AD King, after the firebombing of our home in Birmingham, Alabama, urged hostile protestors to abandon violence and turn to God in prayer instead. Thank God they listened to him, and the even greater voice of his brother, my Uncle MLK, during those turbulent days.

Now, you are inviting violence to your city? Who, Ma’am, will incur the moral and economic costs of picking up the pieces? The innocent taxpayers?

We at www.restorethedream2015.com are very concerned. Ma’am, people are not entitled to pillage and destroy. That is just plain wrong. Our affiliates on the ground in Baltimore are willing to help quell the violent tide. And make no mistake about it; something must be done to save our cities.

How did we get here? Where do we go now? Think about this: Baltimore 1965 vs. Baltimore 2015, compare and contrast:

1. Money spent on public schools then vs. now.
2. Amount spent on social welfare payments then vs. now.
3. The size of Government Bureaucracy then vs. now.
4. The number of black elected officials then vs. now.
5. Number of black children born in Baltimore to an intact nuclear family.
6. Number of Black lives MIA by abortion and incarceration.

If you look at all six questions/comparisons what you will see is the only statistics to have decreased (1965 to 2015) is the number of black children born in intact nuclear families.

Something is wrong. We must stop the killing and advance the healing now!

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Why All Lives Matter

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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According to the U.S. Justice Department, what fueled part of the underlying unrest that exploded in Ferguson, Missouri was that the police there were regarded not so much as officers of the peace, but officers of the fleece.

It seems that certain city officials came to regard the Ferguson police department as revenue collectors. If the city needed more money, the police were allegedly instructed to issue more tickets. And not just a ticket here or a ticket there, but as many as possible. According to the DOJ report, “Officers sometimes write six, eight, or, in at least one instance, fourteen citations for a single encounter.”

It seems that in many instances African Americans are more likely to be pulled over, more likely to be ticketed, and much more likely to be arrested. In the words of Niger Innis of Restore the Dream, blacks become “low hanging fruit” – an easy and lucrative source of income for the city government.

Blacks are among the first and most targeted.

But Ferguson is only one among many such cities where the victims pay with their wallets, and sometimes their lives. Accordingly I’m reminded that African Americans have for years been “low hanging fruit” in another endemic money-making scheme that is nationwide; where victims pay with their wallets and their babies’ lives.

The abortion industry is Ferguson writ large.

In 2013, Ferguson collected $2.63 million in fines and fees from local residents. For the fiscal year 2013-14, Planned Parenthood, which performs about one third of the nation’s abortions, took in $1.3 billion; 41 percent of that from taxpayers.

Ferguson’s population is a little over 21,000. Planned Parenthood alone eliminated about 16 Fergusons from our population last year alone.

And just like Ferguson, Planned Parenthood systematically targets minorities.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, named for the late Alan Guttmacher, a former president of Planned Parenthood, black women are three-to-five times more likely than white women to have abortions, depending on which year’s statistics you’re examining. Hispanic women are twice as likely.

Planned Parenthood will say that this is explainable. Low income women have more abortions. They suggest that it’s just coincidental that low income women are disproportionately Black or Hispanic.

What’s not even remotely explainable, however, is what Planned Parenthood – in a Black History Month press release this year – euphemistically calls its “complicated history.”

This “complicated history” begins with Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger. This is a woman whose life’s mission was to ensure that there be fewer children from what she called “the unfit.”

Whom did she deem “the unfit”? Well, Margaret Sanger had no problem addressing a Ku Klux Klan rally. She wrote that “the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, [is] just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development.” And she developed “the Negro Project,” the goal of which was to reduce the Black population.

Oh, but Planned Parenthood will explain that all this is nothing compared to the “good” that Margaret Sanger accomplished by championing birth control. Whenever I hear this, I’m reminded that Planned Parenthood likes to tell people that we should ignore the 330,000 babies it kills every year because it does pap smears and hands out condoms and harmful chemical and surgical birth deterrents as well.

The nation’s largest abortion chain also likes to say that whatever its past was, it is not racist today. Really?

In 2008, seven Planned Parenthood offices around the country were called and offered donations for the express purpose of aborting black babies. The caller would make statements such as, “There are way too many blacks in America.” In every instance, Planned Parenthood was willing to take the donor’s money, sometimes enthusiastically.

According to Protecting Black Life, 79 percent of all abortion clinics are located in or near minority neighborhoods. Two of Planned Parenthood’s most recent high profile building projects in New Orleans and El Centro, California, are in areas of high minority populations.

Just more coincidence, I suppose abortion supporters would say.

Here’s another “coincidence.” The Department of Justice’s report on Ferguson states that the city’s “law enforcement practices are shaped by [its] focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs.” Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, declares that her facility had abortion quotas that it needed to fill for budgetary reasons. In both instances, money was the motivating force at work. Public service was secondary, if not a pretense.

Ferguson is on the way to being reformed. Officials have resigned and been replaced. Practices are being revamped. But the abortion industry continues in its discriminatory, deadly practices. Every day, 3,000 babies lives, over 1,000 of them African American, are ended in America before we can hear their cries.

Black lives do matter. All lives matter — in Ferguson, in Florida, in New York, and in the wombs of all of the mothers in America. No longer will we look the other way at Ferguson’s practices– mirrored across the nation — and ignore the injustices, imbalances and symptoms that are being uncovered. No more.

And just as Ferguson’s wrongs are being corrected, I believe that abortion will one day be overcome as well. Then it’s inevitable that we will face the profound, simple truth – all lives matter.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DR. ALVEDA KING

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

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Yes Sheriff Clark, I agree. My New Year’s Affirmation: Black Lives, All Lives Matter

Friends, this is the very last day of 2014. What a tumultuous yet victorious year it has been. What with Ferguson, Staten Island, Isis, Rumors of Wars, Untold Greed, Poverty and Lack. Oh my goodness! Yet all is not lost! As I declare this truth, and while I have some “New Year’s Resolutions,” I also have some “New Year’s Affirmations.”

First, I affirm that Jesus is truly Lord! For me that’s self explanatory.

141231 blog imageASecond, Black lives matter; all lives matter. In the midst of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the notorious Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest and most wealthy abortion provider, picked up the slogan, BLACK LIVES MATTER. The resounding outcry of outrage against their hypocrisy is still resonating. How can PPH help slaughter over 55 million babies legally, with nearly 1/3 of their victims being Black babies, and then proclaim that Black lives matter?

Yes, much attention has been given to this mantra this year. Most recently a bold affirmation from Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, an African American law official, told CNN: “When I hear these things – that Black lives matter, the only people who really believe that statement are American police officers who go into American ghettos every day to keep people from killing each other…. Look, the abortions? If Black lives – if they really mattered, that’s where the outrage would be that’s where we’d see protests….” He also tweeted to a New York Times reporter, “If only these faux protesters were asked by media about all the black on black killing or black babies aborted in US every year.”

Yes Sheriff Clark. Thank you for speaking truth to power!

141231 blog image3My friends and colleagues, Janet Morana and Kevin Burke, LSW, blogged about a recent article in Rolling Stone Magazine where Nicki Minaj’s shares that she had an abortion. It’s too bad she didn’t have some help that may have resulted in her having her baby because her baby’s life matters. You can read their blog HERE.

Friends, there is much work ahead of us as we put 2014 behind us. Let’s pray together and get ready!

For starters, please pray for us and join us early in 2015:

DC on January 8, 2015 for “Shockwaves” Kick-Off www.silentnomoreawareness.com
Atlanta, MLK Week January 12-19, 2015 at www.thekingcenter.org
Dallas, TX on January 15, 2015 at www.thereconciledchurch.org
DC on January 21, 2015 for prolife youth rally at www.priestsforlife.org/marchforlife/
DC in January on January 22, 2015 at www.nationalprayerservice.com and www.silentnomoreawareness.com
Issues4Life Foundation Day, January 23, 2015 and Walk for Life January 24, 2015 at http://www.issues4life.org/events.html

Friends, I have other resolutions and affirmations and you will be hearing from me throughout the year. For updates on events and schedules, check out www.africanamericanoutreach.com, www.restorethedream2015.com, www.alvedacelesteking.com and www.kingrulesbook.com during the year regarding how together we can make a difference in the coming days. God bless you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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