National Priests Leader Issues Statement on Passing of Yolanda King


National Pro-Life Religious Council



Washington, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, of which Dr. Alveda King serves as a Pastoral Associate, commented today on the death of Yolanda King, civil rights activist and the eldest child of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We are sad to hear of the passing of Yolanda King,” said Fr. Pavone.  “We pledge to continue to fulfill the dream of her father by working for the equality of every human being, including the unborn.” 

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