New Study Confirms that Pres. Obama’s DC Policy Will Increase Abortions Says Dr. Alveda King

Priests for Life

Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commented today on a new Guttmacher Institute study that shows that in states where Medicaid pays for abortions, more poor women have abortions.

"The Guttmacher report is really just another study that confirms the obvious – subsidized abortion means more abortions," said Dr. King. "My medical insurance paid for my ‘legal abortion’ in 1973. My ‘free’ abortion, in turn, made it all too easy for me to be an unsuspecting victim of population control."

"The President says that he wants fewer abortions yet he’s now trying to compel the public to pay for abortions in the District of Columbia," added Dr. King. "Killing babies and hurting women will not strengthen our communities. I explain this situation in the new film available at"

"If President Obama and Congress want to help women, please let them hear from women like myself who have suffered pain and grief from ‘free’ abortions," said Dr. King. "Congress needs to reverse the President’s proposal for DC abortion funding and do it now. Babies’ lives and women’s health are at stake."