Dr. Alveda King to Keynote White House Rally for Birmingham Letter
January 22, 2009
Washington, DC – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and
niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will deliver the keynote address at a
rally in front of the White House Friday. The rally will honor the 1,400 African
American children aborted every day in the United States.
“Over 45 years ago, my Uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote from a
Birmingham jail cell that ‘[i]njustice anywhere is a threat to justice
everywhere,’” said Dr. King. “Today, there is no greater injustice than that
suffered by the 4,000 babies, 1,400 of them black, who die on any given day at
the hands of abortionists. Friday, we will stand witness in front of the White
House and testify to President Obama that while he is living his dreams, those
babies will be dying horrible deaths because of the policies he supports.”
The 12:00 PM rally this Friday is a part of the Birmingham Letter Project, a
four-day program that, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous letter,
challenges Christians to leave their comfort zones and confront injustice.
“I see the pride on African American faces everywhere, pride in the tremendous
breakthrough President Obama represents,” added Dr. King. “But I also can close
my eyes and see the millions upon millions of young black, white, red, and
yellow faces who never had the chance to live, overcome, or witness history.
Friday, we will challenge President Obama to see those faces as well.”
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization
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