Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King speaks out for the
the yet unborn.
How can the “Dream” survive if we murder the
Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother
decides his or her fate.
Dr. Alveda C. King
In the ongoing travesty of the debate over whether abortion
and infanticide should be condoned, a voice in the wilderness continues to cry
out, "what about the children?" We have been fueled by the fire of "women’s
rights," so long that we have become deaf to the outcry of the real victims
whose rights are being trampled upon, the babies and the mothers. Of course a
woman has a right to decide what to do with her own body. Thank God for the
Constitution. Yet, she also has a right to know the serious consequences and
repercussions of making a decision to abort her child. Then too, what about the
rights of each baby who is artificially breached before coming to term in his or
her mother’s womb, only to have her skull punctured, and feel, yes agonizingly
"feel" the life run out of her before she takes her first breath of freedom.
What about of the rights of these women who have been called to pioneer the new
frontiers of the new millennium only to have their lives snuffed out before the
calendar even turns?
Oh, God, what would Martin Luther King, Jr., who dreamed of
having his children judged by the content of their characters do if he’d lived
to see the contents of thousands of children’s skulls emptied into the
bottomless caverns of the abortionists pits?
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. Abortion is at the
forefront of our destruction. Partial Birth Abortion is perhaps the most heinous
form of this legal genocide. Direct links connecting abortion and serious
conditions such as breast and cervical cancer, emotional disorders and other
serious ills must be considered! The only healing and redemption is in the blood
of Jesus, blood willingly shed so that we could stand today and cry out for the
blood of the unborn that is drenching the land of our children.
What terribly mixed signals we are sending to our society
today? We allow and even encourage them to engage in promiscuous sex. Then when
their sin conceives, we pretty much tell them, "don’t kill your babies, let our
abortion facilities do it for you." We march to cure breast cancer, yet promote
one of the biggest contributors. I am a mother of six living children, and I am
a grandmother. I am also a post-abortive mother. In the early 1970’s, I suffered
one involuntary and one voluntary abortion.
My involuntary abortion was performed just prior to Roe v.
Wade by my private 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 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 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 abortions, and very guilty about the
abortion I chose to have. The guilt made me very ill.
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 have said, “You killed our baby.” This is very
painful for all of us. Also, my mother and grandparents were very sad to know
about the loss of the baby. The aborted child’s father also regrets the
abortion. If it had not been for Roe v. Wade, I would never have had that
abortion, only Jesus can.
My birthday is January 22, and each year, this day is marred
by the fact that it is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the anniversary of
death for millions of babies. I and my deceased children are victims of
abortion, and subsequently the Roe v. Wade decision has adversely affected the
lives of my entire family. 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. And
truly, for me, and countless abortive mothers, nothing on earth can fully
restore what has been lost, only Jesus can.
My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., once said, “No
one is going to kill a child of mine.” Tragically, two of his grandchildren had
already been aborted when he saved the life of his next great-grandson with this
statement. His son, King once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is
willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” How can
the “Dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a
slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.
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. 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, then God will hear from
Heaven and Heal Our Land.
I can only beseech the powers that be to hearken to the voice
of the Lord and remember that human life is sacred. By taking the lives of our
young, and wounding the wombs and lives of their mothers, we are flying in the
face of God. We cannot play God. If we continue down this path of destruction,
we will be met at the gates by our own doom. This is the day to choose life. We
must live and allow our babies to live. We must end the pain of post-abortion
trauma. If the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to live, our babies
must live. Our mothers must choose life. If we refuse to answer the cry of mercy
from the unborn, and ignore the suffering of the mothers, then we are signing
our own death warrants.
I too, like Martin Luther King, Jr., have a dream. I have a
dream that the men and women, the boys and girls of America will come to our
senses, and humble ourselves before God Almighty and pray for mercy, and receive
His healing grace. I pray that this is the day, the hour of our deliverance. May
God have mercy on us all.
Dr. Alveda King is a civil rights activist, speaking out on
issues that face society today. She is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
former college professor and an author. She has served on the boards of numerous
community organizations, the Georgia State House of Representatives for four
years, and is an accomplished actress and songwriter. Alveda received her
honorary Doctorate of Laws from Saint Anslem College and is a Senior Fellow of
the Alexis de Tocqueville Institute,
She is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist
Rev. A. D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King and the niece of Dr. Martin
Luther King. Alveda is the grateful mother of six children and she is a doting
During the years of the Civil Rights Movement, Alveda's
family home was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.