FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 24, 2007
Dr. Alveda King Calls for Prayer on National
Black Out Day
Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of
Priests for Life and niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., today
endorsed the National Black Out Day scheduled for November 2, but urged that
participants use the day to repent and pray.
"National Black Out Day is a call to African Americans to
refrain from spending any money on November 2, but if it's to make any
difference, it needs to include much more," said Dr. King. "Any action any
of us takes will be in vain if we don't humble ourselves, repent, and pray to
God for His will to be done. We need to do more than refrain from buying
and selling. For starters, we need to stop killing each other, and that
includes paying abortionists to kill our children."
"Injustice is a blight on our land and we are right to
protest it whenever and wherever it appears," added Dr. King. "The
greatest injustice we face, though, is the denial of the right to life.
Without life, no other rights exist. We need to spend National Black Out
Day asking God to rid our nation of the evil of abortion."
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.