Statement of Dr. Alveda King on the Reintroduction of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, HR 3541


Alveda King


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There’s still a place in America where people can be killed because of their race or sex and the perpetrators go free.  It’s the abortion clinic. 

The child whose father and mother are not of the same race; the baby girl whose parents come from a culture that devalues women; the minority baby whose mother listens to an abortionist who masks his racism in false “compassion;” all can be denied their lives and liberty today simply because of who they are. 

There’s no excuse why this should be tolerated.

HR 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, would eliminate one of the last vestiges of government sanctioned bigotry.  Abortionists would be placed on notice that they cannot take a baby’s life simply because of that baby’s race or sex.  And women would be reminded that they cannot be coerced into ending their children’s lives.

I want to thank Congressman Trent Franks for reintroducing this legislation and I want to encourage every Member of Congress to support it.  A vote for PRENDA is a vote for equality and justice.

I also ask every citizen to call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to their Congressional Representative to urge him or her to co-sponsor this important legislation. 

Dr. Alveda King is the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. and works fulltime for Priests for Life as Director of African-American Outreach. See