Planned Parenthood, stop implying that my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would support abortion if he was alive today. Uncle Martin, were he alive today, would be on the side of the young, the weak, the infirmed and the poor in spirit.
The award you claim that he accepted was not accepted by him but by his wife, Coretta and the speech she read was not written by my uncle. We know that you only gave him the award in an attempt to reach the black community through their religious leaders as is verified by the words of your founder Margaret Sanger who said, “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated. We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” MLK & PPH (Part 1)(Part 2)
Planned Parenthood, stop your lies. Martin Luther King, Jr. was pro-life. My uncle’s dream has never been for sale and he did not sell out to you!
My uncle had very strong moral and family values as demonstrated by his own words when he said, “The Negro cannot win… if he is willing to sell the future of his children for his personal and immediate comfort and safety.” This clearly shows that he would not have supported abortion as this is the ultimate in “sell[ing] the future of his Children for his personal and immediate comfort and safety.”
Additionally, in a recent article by J. Michael Sharman – Editorial Columnist for the Star Exponent, he wrote regarding Uncle Martin’s 1957-58 monthly advice column that clearly demonstrates his family values. A link so some of my uncle’s letters clearly shows that he was a family values voice.