FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 12, 2007
Upcoming March on Washington Should Not Forget the Youngest Victims of
Says Dr. Alveda King
Atlanta, GA - A civil rights march on the Justice
Department this Friday should not forget the youngest victims of apparent racial
bigotry said Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life, in a
"As Reverand Al Sharpton and others gather in Washington, DC to request federal
intervention in local cases of racial discrimination, I urge them not to forget
the most overlooked black victim in our nation, the unborn baby," said Dr. King,
niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"For years, millions of black babies have been aborted at an alarmingly
disproportionate rate while leaders at the national level remain silent. Women
and men are hurting because of abortion. The blood of millions of innocent
babies is drenching our fire scorched, barren streets," added Dr. King.
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that 'injustice anywhere is a threat to
justice everywhere.' Racism in any form is unjust. It's time that we as a nation
examine why it is that the African American community has been devastated and
decimated not only by the racist acts involving nooses, but also the racist
'womb lynching' evident in the abortion industry," concluded Dr. King. "We must
speak out against discrimination and violence against everyone, especially that
which targets the most helpless and innocent among us."
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization
dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit