Dr. Alveda King to Appear at Capitol Hill Health Care Reform Press Conference


Priests for Life



Contact:  Margaret, 888-735-3448, ext. 251

Date: August 17, 2009

Who - Dr. Alveda King, Priests for Life Director of African American Outreach
and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.;

Day Gardner, President, National Black Pro-Life Union;

Kristen Day, Executive Director, Democrats for Life;

Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church, and Founder, High Impact Leadership Coalition;

Donna J. Harrison, M.D., President, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists;

Pastor Dean Nelson, Executive Director, Network of Politically Active Christians.

What – Press conference, “Black Leaders on Capitol Hill: Let’s Define the Dream – Genocide is not Health Care”

When – Tuesday, August 18, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Where – National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW

Following visits to Congressional offices, Dr. Alveda King and the above principals will hold a press conference to discuss three key points:

- Abortion is not health care;

- In the Beloved Community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., equal justice means that young people in the womb are not terminated and old people in ill health are not denied care because of their age; and

- Now is the time for Democrats and Republicans to come together to stand for compassionate care for all Americans, joining the chorus of “Free At Last” as proclaimed in Dr. King’s “ I Have A Dream” speech.

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.