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Dr. Alveda King Joins Call at NAACP Convention to Investigate, Defund Anti-Life Planned Parenthood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 12, 2008

Cincinnati, OH – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will join other African American pro-life leaders at the NAACP’s 99th Annual Convention this weekend in a continued call for action against abortion business Planned Parenthood.

“Racism lives at Planned Parenthood,” said Dr. King. “Planned Parenthood will gladly accept donations for the specific purpose of aborting only black babies. It locates its clinics in or near minority neighborhoods. It has led the way in eliminating African Americans to the point where one quarter of the black population is now missing because of abortion. Planned Parenthood is anti-life and we are here to say enough is enough!”

Dr. King and other pro-life activists are leading a contingent to the NAACP convention to press the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to address the harm done to the black community by abortion, including that done by the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. The African American leaders’ activities include a prayer vigil Sunday night at the site of an under construction Planned Parenthood facility and a press conference Monday morning.

“I and my fellow activists encourage the NAACP to remember its mission statement: ‘To ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination,’” added Dr. King. “I say to my fellow NAACP members, it’s time we tell the government to stop funding racism; it’s time we tell the government to stop funding Planned Parenthood.”

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.

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