Senator Reid’s Insensitivity toward African Americans Is Exceeded by His Disregard for the Unborn Says Dr. Alveda King

Priests for Life


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Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has issued the following statement on Senator Harry Reid’s controversial description of President Barack Obama in a newly released book.

“Senator Reid has apologized to the President for his remarks about the President’s skin color and speech, but the Senator’s callous insensitivity extends to more than African Americans,” said Dr. King.  “Senator Reid is trying to dramatically increase the number of abortions and violate the consciences of most Americans by forcing all of us to pay for abortion on demand in the health care bill.  The Senator’s speech hints at a discriminatory mindset; his actions toward the unborn clearly show that he regards some people as less than human.” 

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