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Date: June 1,
Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and
niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that the killing of
late-term abortionist George Tiller brings tremendous sorrow.
“Two years ago, I visited George Tiller’s clinic in hope of telling him that
babies desire mercy,” said Dr. King. “I wanted to share with him the harm I
experienced from abortion. My prayer was that one day he would join me in
repentance. I am deeply sorry that his life was taken before that could
“It’s especially horrifying that Dr. Tiller was shot in church,” added Dr.
King. “My grandmother, Alberta King, was killed by a Christian-hating gunman
as she played the organ during Sunday services. Just as the womb should be a
safe haven, so should church. I condemn this murder in the strongest
A colleague of Dr. King’s in a pro-life African-American coalition, Pastor
Stephen Broden, also declared, “Pro-lifers are devastated by the Tiller
killing. In the great tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we pray,
march, and counsel peacefully. Just as earlier civil rights workers,
pro-lifers do not answer violence with violence.”
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.
Priests for Life
Declaration on Non-Violence
Click here to watch a video of Fr. Frank Pavone commenting on the killing of
Late term abortions
more frequent than reported by media
Statement from Fr.
Frank Pavone on the Killing of George Tiller
Priests for Life Press Release on
the Killing of George Tiller